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In brief

On 11 May 2020, the Trade Remedy Authority (TRA) of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) received a petition for an anti-dumping investigation (AD) with regard to welding materials originating from China, Thailand and Malaysia.

On 18 March 2021, the MOIT issued Decision No. 947/QD-BCT to officially conduct investigation (AD15)


Contents

  1. Scope of products
  2. Period of Investigation (POI)
  3. Anti-dumping duty requested by the petitioner
  4. Registration as related parties
  5. Investigation timeline

Scope of products

  • Product name: Welding material
  • Description of product: 308 stainless steel welding rod coated with flux material; welding no flux-cored wire
  • HS Classification: 7217.10.10; 7217.30.19; 7217.90.10; 7229.20.00; 7229.90.20; 7229.90.99; 8311.10.10; 8311.10.90; 8311.30.91; 8311.30.99; 8311.90.00 (MOIT might revise this list of HS Codes.)
  • Origin: China, Thailand and Malaysia

Period of Investigation (POI)

  • POI for Dumping Margin: 01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020
  • POI for Material Injury: 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2020

Anti-dumping duty requested by the petitioner

Country

Estimated Dumping Margins
308 Stainless steel welding rod coated with flux material Welding no flux-cored wire
China 11.43% 69.24%
Malaysia 12.78% 34.37%
Thailand 46.96% 39.81%

 

Registration as related parties

A registration form in Vietnamese for related parties needs to be sent to the TRA-MOIT within 60 working days from the effective date of the investigation decision (no later than 10 June 2021).

Investigation timeline

Action item Legal Date Likely date
Petition filed 22 January 2021 22 January 2021
TRA initiation 18 March 2021 18 March 2021
Related Party Registration 10 June 2021 10 June 2021
Questionnaires Available 02 April 2021 02 April 2021
Questionnaires Response Submission
For foreign manufacturers and exporters By 19 April 2021 (if extended, 18 May 2021) By 18 May 2021
For domestic manufacturers and importers By 7 May 2021 (if extended, 6 June 2021) By 6 June 2021
Preliminary Determination N/A 18 July 2021 to 18 September 2021
Final Conclusion 3 March 2022 (if extended, 3 September 2022) 3 March 2022
Final Determination 18 March 2022 (if extended, 18 September 2022) 18 March 2022
Author

Thanh Vinh Nguyen is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Ho Chi Minh City office. Prior to joining the Firm, he practiced tax and consultancy work for two international accounting firms and worked as a compliance counsel for an international insurance company. He has co-written Business Operations in Vietnam, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

Author

Ngoc Trung Tran is a Senior Regulatory Advisor in Baker McKenzie's Ho Chi Minh City office.