The Australian Anti-Dumping Commission (ADC) has initiated an anti-dumping investigation on quicklime imported from Vietnam and two other countries, the Vietnam Competition Authority (VCA) announced on May 4.
Vietnam shipped around 39,214 tons of quicklime to Australia in 2014 and 2015.
The plaintiff - Cockburn Cement Limited – accused exporters of selling products at lower prices, causing significant damage to the Australian industry.
According to the plaintiff, Vietnam shipped around 39,214 tons of quicklime to Australia in 2014 and 2015, accounting for 33.9% of market shares.
The investigation period runs from January 1 to December 31, 2015, however, the ADC considered data on imports from January 1, 2012 to analyse the damage.
The VCA said the plaintiff proposed dumping margins from 64.4% to 86.1% while the ADC just proposed 18%.
This is the third time Vietnamese goods facing anti-dumping investigation in Australia, after transformer (2013) and zinc coated steel (2014).
India on April 26 also released its report on its anti-dumping investigation into Plain Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) imported from Vietnam and Indonesia.
The Vietnam Competition Authority (VCA) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade said on April 28 the Indian Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) concluded that prices of MDF exported to India were lower than normal, causing significant damage to Indian industry.
As the result, DGAD decided to impose dumping margins of 0-15% and damage margins of 10-40% on Vietnamese businesses that answered its questionnaires and dumping margins of 30-40% and damage margins of 35-45% on those who did not.
DGAD will use that conclusion to announce its final decision.
Vietnamese businesses had the only chance to send their petitions to DGAD prior to May 2, 2016 before DGAD issues its final decision.
Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry statistics showed that Vietnamese enterprises have faced nearly 100 anti-dumping lawsuits in foreign markets and lost in nearly 50 cases.
Meanwhile, Vietnam has filed only four anti-dumping suits against foreign companies and won two.
( Source: Dtinews / Vietnamnet.vn)