Malaysian Government’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry will initiate sunset review investigation on imports of the pre-painted, painted or colour coated steel coils originating or exported from China and Vietnam, after it received a petition from domestic producer CSC Steel Sdn Bhd. Miti said “The petitioner alleged that imports of subject merchandise originating or imported from China and Vietnam are being dumped at a price much lower than their domestic selling price and want the Malaysian government to continue the imposition of anti-dumping duties on the subject merchandise. The petitioner further claimed that imports from the alleged countries have increased and the domestic industry has suffered material injury.”
The ministry said in accordance with the Countervailing and Anti-Dumping Duties Act, 1993 and its related Regulations, a final determination on the investigation will be made within 180 days from the date of initiation. If the final determination is affirmative, the government will impose an anti-dumping duty at the rate that is necessary to prevent further injury to the domestic industry.
In 2016, Malaysia imposed antidumping duty rates ranging from 12.06-52.10% for the two countries.
The products in question currently fall under the Customs Tariff Statistics Position Numbers 7210.70.210, 7210.70.290 and 7210.70.900.