1.03.2017

Australia Antidumping Commission (Department of Industry, Innovation and Science) initiation of an Investigation into Alleged Dumping and subsidisation on Zinc Coated (Galvanised) Steel Exported from the Republic of India, Malaysia and Vietnam

On October 7, according to the information received by Vietnam Competition Authority from Vietnam Trade Office in Sydney, Australia Anti-dumping Commission (Department of Industry, Innovation and Science) initiation of an Investigation into Alleged Dumping and subsidisation on Zinc Coated (Galvanised) Steel Exported from the Republic of India, Malaysia and Vietnam (Malaysia is subject to the anti-dumping investigation only).

Earlier, on 22 August 2016, an application was lodged by BlueScope Steel Ltd, a manufacturer of zinc coated (galvanised) steel (the goods) in Australia. The application seeks the publication of a dumping duty and a countervailing duty notice in respect of the goods exported to Australia from India, Malaysia and Vietnam.


Background:
1. Petitioner: BlueScope Steel Ltd.
2. Subject product:
- Zinc coated/ galvanized steel
- HS: 7210.49.00, 7212.30.00, 7225.92.00 and 7226.99.00.
3. Period of investigation of dumping and subsidisation: 01/7/2015 – 30/06/2016
4. Period of investigation of injury: từ 01/7/2012
5. Alleged dumping margin: 27,2%
6. Estimated subsidy margin: Above negligible level
7. Investigated subsidy programs: preferential import tariff rates, support for projects manufacturing priority industrial products; incentives contingent upon export performance; incentives for domestic businesses; incentives for foreign invested enterprises; export promotion; trade promotion; preferential credit; assistance for commercial development in mountainous, island and ethnic minority areas;assistance to enterprises facing difficulties due to objective reasons; incentives for investment projects in science and technology; incentives on corporate income tax; incentives on non-agricultural land.
8. Injury: The application alleges that the goods have been exported to Australia at prices less than their normal value and were in receipt of countervailable subsidies and that the dumping and subsidisation has caused material injury to the Australian industry through: price suppression, reduced sales revenue, reduced profit and profitability, reduced employment,  reduced return on investment
This is the 7th dual anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases against exports of Vietnam in recent years since 2009, and the 2nd dual anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations by Australia against exports of Vietnam
Source Vietnam Competition Authority

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