Indonesia halts AD on Chinese, Vietnamese prepainted Al-Zn

Posted on 08 October 2018

Source: Kallanish

Indonesia will not pursue to take anti-dumping action on imports of prepainted aluminium-zinc coated coil products from China and Vietnam, Kallanish notes.

Indonesia’s Anti-dumping Committee (Kadi) has earlier recommended 7 June for antidumping duties on imports from two countries categorised under HS codes 7210.70.10.00, 7212.40.10.00 and 7212.40.20.00. Imports from most Chinese suppliers were assigned a massive 47.46% dumping margin while the dumping margins determined for Vietnamese products were 12.01-28.49%.

Government officials from the relevant Indonesian ministries including Finance, Trade and Industry met in August and decided not to further the anti-dumping case, a Kadi official tells Kallanish. They made the decision based on “... national interests,” she said. Declining to elaborate, she added that interested parties such as exporters and embassies have been duly informed of this decision last month, she adds.

Kadi initiated the investigation on 23 December 2016 after receiving a complaint from domestic producer, PT NS BlueScope Indonesia (see Kallanish passim). The period of investigation was from July 2013 to June 2016. During July 2015-June 2016, Indonesia imported a total of 224,119 tonnes of prepainted steel, of which China accounted for 128,312t and Vietnam, 67,878t. 

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