However, ADC still levies anti-dumping duties of 7.7%-18% on products of Vietnamese businesses, which cooperated with its investigation and up to 34.9% on businesses, which did not cooperate, the Vietnam Competition Authority said on July 4.
Meanwhile ADC imposes an anti-dumping duty of only 13% on Malaysian products, much lower than Vietnam.
Earlier in August 2016, the ADC initiated the investigation after CapralLimited, an aluminum extruder in Australia filed an application regarding unfair dumping. The application alleged that subsidized aluminum 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 aluminum 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.
However, in late May 2016, ADC announced to stop a part of anti-dumping and countervailing investigations into Vietnamese aluminum extrusions because it 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.