ADC identified that Vietnamese producers and exporters did not get any subsidy from the Government during the investigation period or they might receive subsidy but it was within the negligible level.
Thus, the commission won’t give any recommendations on countervailing duties in its final report submitted to the Secretary of Industry, Innovation and Science.
Earlier in August 2016, the ADC initiated the investigation after Capral Limited, an aluminium extruder in Australia filed an application regarding unfair dumping. The application alleged that subsidized aluminium products from Vietnam and Malaysia which were exported to Australia at a cheaper rate affected the domestic market and caused material injury to the Australian aluminium extrusion manufacturers.
Accordingly, the period subject to investigation was between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 and the loss analysis was conducted for the period from July 1, 2012.