The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has launched an anti-dumping investigation into industrial medium density fibreboard (MDF) imported from Thailand and Malaysia. — Photo sggp.vn
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has launched an anti-dumping investigation into industrial medium density fibreboard (MDF) imported from Thailand and Malaysia.
The Department of Trade Protection under the MoIT said the investigation was initiated based on requests submitted by four domestic MDF producers on October 18, 2018.
VRG Kiên Giang MDF JSC, VRG Dongwha MDF JSC, VRG Quảng Trị MDF JSC and Kim Tín MDF JSC submitted the requests, claiming industrial wood board products imported from Thailand and Malaysia were dumped in the Vietnamese market at a margin of 18.59 per cent to 50.6 per cent.
This dumping was the main cause of damage to Việt Nam's MDP production sector, the firms alleged.
The departments said the MoIT will send questionnaires to related parties to collect information.
If necessary, based on preliminary investigations, the MoIT may apply temporary anti-dumping measures to prevent significant damage to the industry.
The ministry will also verify information provided by relevant parties before issuing its conclusions.
Public consultation will be arranged, making it easier for relevant parties to provide information and express their views.
The ministry has recommended all organisations and individuals that are importing, exporting, distributing and using the investigated goods provide information to protect their rights and interests. — VNS