Vietnam - Safeguard measures on Monosodium Glutamate (SG03)

04/09/2015 12:00 - 4860 Views

This is a safeguard investigation initiated by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam on September 1st 2015 based on the petition filed by Vedan Vietnam Enterprise Corp., Ltd.
  1. Petitioner:  Vedan Vietnam Enterprise Corp., Ltd.
  1. Product under investigation: monosodium glutamate (MSG) imported into Vietnam.
  1. Scope of investigation: HS number: 2922.42.20
  1. Period of investigation: 2011 – 2014
  1. Investigation process:
08/09/2015: The inquiry agency sent questionnaires to relevant parties. Time limits for answering this questionnaires was 30 days (before 17h, November 8th, 2015)
19-23/10/2015: The inquiry agency proceeded a view with some enterprises producing like products and/or directly competitive products (domestic industry), based on researching the information from questionnaires.

21-23/12/2015: The inquiry agency proceeded a view with import enterprises who had answered questionnaires.

19/01/2016: Investigation Agency held a public consultation about safeguard investigation against imports of MSG into Vietnam

  1. Final Safeguard Measures
Effective date Tariff rate
25/03/2016 – 24/03/2017 4.390.999 VND/tonne
25/03/2017 – 24/03/2018 3.951.899 VND/tonne
25/03/2018 – 24/03/2019 3.556.710 VND/tonne
25/03/2019 – 24/03/2020 3.201.039 VND/tonne
from 25/03/2020 on 0 VND/tonne
(without extending safeguard measures)
Safeguard measures above shall enter into force on the 15 days following that of the Decision No. 920/QD-BCT issued and these measures are applied to imports of products originating in all nations, except some countries listed at Appendix 1 in Notice of imposing a definitive safeguard measures.

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