VOV.VN - The Anti-Dumping Commission of Australia (ADC) has issued a statement of essential facts in the anti-dumping investigation into Vietnamese copper tube products, recommending terminating the investigation regarding Vietnam.
On March 22, 2021, the ADC initiated an anti-dumping investigation into Vietnamese copper tube products after reviewing the application by MM Kembla, the sole manufacturer of copper tubes in Australia.
According to the complainant, the exports of Vietnamese companies to the Australian market have caused the domestic production of similar products in Australia to suffer.
On October 29, 2021, ADC issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF 580) concluding that Vietnamese exporters were not engaged in dumping as their margin of dumping was not significant. In line with this, ADC recommended terminating the investigation involving Vietnam.
On March 4, 2022, based on the arguments presented in the aforementioned Essential Facts, ADC terminated the entire investigation. However, on July 7, 2022, the Anti-Dumping Review Panel of Australia (ADRP) revoked ADC’s decision to terminate the investigation.
The main reasons behind this were that ADC’s findings did not ensure a proper comparison between exported goods to Australia and similar goods sold in Australia, thereby failing to meet international standards, physical differences in thickness and outer diameter to make appropriate adjustments with regard to price and normal value comparison.
Furthermore, the transactions between one Vietnamese company, the only respondent to the investigation and the Australian-linked importer, Hailiang Australia, were not considered to be independent transactions.
In compliance with the anti-Dumping Review Panel’s decision on July 7, 2022, to revoke ADC’s decision made on March 4, 2022, regarding the termination of the investigation, report number 580A was issued on September 1.
The report states that “With the assistance of the Anti-Dumping Commission, the Commissioner has made the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF) under subsection 269ZZT(2) of the Customs Act 1901 (the Act), and the investigation continues after this report is published. Based on the findings in this report, the ADC recommends terminating the investigation concerning all exporters from Vietnam.”
The ADC has asked interested parties to provide feedback on the Essential Facts within 20 days from the date of issuance. Therefore, September 21 is the deadline for submitting feedback.