On January 22, 2021, the Ministry of International Industry and Trade (MITI) issued the Notice of initiation of the administrative review of anti-dumping with regard to imports of pre-painted, painted, or color coated steel coils originating or exported from The People’s Republic of China and The Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Before that, MITI published the Notice of Impending Termination of the Imposition of Anti-Dumping Duties on Imports of these products and received the request for the administrative review. This request was lodged by way of the petition by CSC Steel Sdn. Bhd. – the domestic producer in Malaysia of pre-painted, painted or color coated steel coils.

The request for the administrative review is based on the grounds that

  • The termination of the anti-dumping duties would be likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Malaysian industry.
  • The applicant presented that the domestic industry in Malaysia has suffered injury that linked to the prices of the subject merchandise in the domestic market Malaysia
  • The Government supposed that the request carries sufficient grounds to initiate an administrative review.

In order to obtain information deemed necessary for the administrative review, the Government will send questionnaires to the related parties such as:

      (a) the Malaysian industry and any association of producer in Malaysia;

(b) the producers and exporters of the merchandise subject in China and Vietnam;

(c) the importers and any association of importers; and

(d) the Government of China and Vietnam.

In any event, all interested parties not contacted by MITI are invited to contact MITI in order to find out whether they are listed in the petition.  If necessary, such interested parties may request a copy of the questionnaires by identifying the nature of their business activities related to the administrative review.

All interested parties are invited to make their views known by responding to the questionnaires addressed to them and by providing supporting evidence. The time limit for related parties to send a request to receive a response to the investigation questionnaire is 15 days at the latest from the date of issue of the notice by MITI. Deadline for submission of questionnaire responses and submission of view about the investigation within 30 days from the date MITI’s notice is issued.

It is expected that within 3 or 4 months, MITI will issue the final decision on this administrative review. To minimize the risk of continued anti-dumping duties, producers and exporters should:

  • Contact MITI to register and receive the questionnaire within the prescribed time limit;
  • Read carefully the instructions, answer fully and submit the questionnaire response on time;
  • Comprehensive cooperation with MITI throughout the incident, including an on-site investigation to verify the contents of the Questionnaire Response;
  • Regularly coordinating and exchanging information with Malaysian importers to raise the voice with the Malaysian Government, asking MITI to seriously consider socio-economic interests and consumers’ interests.

To know more about Trade defense, please feel free to contact us at:

Ms. Gracie – Juridical Executive of MRS Steel

Email: Gracie@mrs.com.vn

WhatsApp: 00 84 833 407 559

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