Bangkok Post reported that Thailand’s Commerce Ministry has approved a review of the extension of an anti-dumping duty on painted galvanized steel imports from Vietnam. Commerce Ministry’s anti-dumping & countervailing duties committee believes that dumping might restart if the anti-dumping measures on imported metal sheets from Vietnam end, damaging local industry. Investigations including hearings will take about one year Thailand had imposed anti-dumping tariffs for five years on pre-painted and painted galvanized steel or metal sheets imported from Vietnam. Thailand has imposed anti-dumping tariffs on pre-painted galvanized steel at 6.2-40% and on painted galvanized steel at 4.3-60.26%. These tariffs have been in effect from 25 March 2017 to 24 March 2022. Thailand imported a total of 28,000 tonnes of metal sheets in 2020, up from 8,700 tonnes in 2019. The higher imports were attributed to Thailand failing to import such steel from China because of the Covid-19 outbreaks.