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Australian Customs Notice - 2000/27 -
Friday, 23rd June 2000

CUSTOMS ACT 1901 - PART XVB DISCONTINUATION OF A REVIEW OF NORMAL VALUES AND NON-INJURIOUS FREE-ON-BOARD PRICES (NIFOBS) APPLYING TO PVC EXPORTED TO AUSTRALIA FROM JAPAN, THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND (THAILAND) & THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

Customs has discontinued a review of normal values and NIFOBs applying to PVC exported to Australia from Japan, Thailand and USA. On 9 August 1999 Chemiplas Australia Pty Limited (Chemiplas) applied to Customs for a review of normal values and NIFOBs applying to exports of PVC from Japan and USA. The Thai Government had previously applied for a review of normal values and NIFOBs applying to exports of PVC from Thailand. Both requests claimed that changed VCM prices had affected PVC prices on the domestic markets of nominated exporting countries and Australia. VCM accounts for approximately 70% of the production costs of PVC. Customs was satisfied that the evidence warranted a review. The review was notified in Australian Customs Dumping Notice (ACDN) No. 99/035 and in the Australian Financial Review of 3 September 1999. A statement of the essential facts (SEF) of the review (SEF No. 15) was placed on the public file on 29 November 1999 and a copy sent to all interested parties. In SEF No. 15 Customs notified its intention to discontinue the review because insufficient information had been provided. Responses to the statement were considered. The Minister responsible for Customs has agreed with Customs decision to discontinue the review and normal values and NIFOBs applying to PVC exported to Australia from Japan, Thailand and USA will remain unchanged. Paul O'Connor National Manager Trade Measures Branch for Chief Executive Officer CANBERRA ACT 2601

23 June 2000