US initiates anti-dumping investigation on steel shelves from Vietnam

24/05/2023 08:53 - 113 Views

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the official anti-dumping investigation for a number of products that are steel shelves imported from Vietnam, according to the website of the Department of Defense. Trade protection (Ministry of Industry and Trade).


The product under investigation is a pre-packed, boltless steel storage rack with HS code 9403.200075 and case code A-552-835. The plaintiff is Edsal Manufacturing CO., INC. (America). The start date was last May 15. The anti-dumping investigation period is from October 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. 


In the past year, Vietnam exported about 32.7 million USD of products subject to investigation to the US, accounting for about 15.5% of the total export turnover of countries to this market. The alleged dumping margin is from 92.6 to 224.9%. 


According to the Trade Remedies Administration, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) has also published a questionnaire on quantity and value (Q&V) for Vietnamese businesses. The deadline for reply is next May 30 (businesses can apply for an extension if needed). 


Thus, the DOC will select the mandatory defendant of the case. These businesses will respond to follow-up questionnaires in the case and are entitled to their own tax rates. 


In case companies are not selected but want to enjoy separate tax rates, they can register to participate. The deadline for filing an application is 30 days from the date of initiation of the case. If separate tax rates are not accepted, these companies will be subject to the tax rates determined by the DOC. 


It is expected that this unit will issue a preliminary conclusion within 140 days from the date of initiation of the investigation into the case (which can be extended).


Accordingly, the Trade Remedies Department recommends that enterprises producing and exporting related products should monitor the developments of the case to ensure the legitimate interests of enterprises; proactively determine the appeal strategy suitable to the business, diversify markets and export products; cooperate with the DOC throughout the course of the incident.


Recently, the Canadian investigation agency (CBSA) has updated a number of deadlines in the case of imposition of anti-dumping tax on anti-corrosion steel of Vietnam and Turkey, according to the website of the Trade Remedies Administration. 


In particular, the CBSA will finish collecting information on June 15 and will announce the conclusion of the investigation on July 17, 2023.


Source: Vietnam Posts English

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