INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
13 Apr 2017 Definitive duty
26 Sep 2016 Preliminary duty
28 May 2016 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 26 Sep 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Safeguard

On 28 May 2016, the Malaysian authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of steel concrete reinforcing bars that are hot-rolled steel bars containing indentations, ribs, groves or other deformation (P.U. (B) No. 263/2016, 27.05.2016). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheadings: 7214.10.210, 7214.10.290, 7214.10.910, 7214.10.990, 7214.20.210, 7214.20.290, 7214.20.910, 7214.20.990, 7214.30.100, 7214.30.900, 7214.99.210, 7214.99.290, 7214.99.910, 7214.99.990, 7228.10.100, 7228.10.900, 7228.20.100, 7228.20.900, 7228.30.100, 7228.30.900, 7228.40.100, 7228.40.900, 7228.50.100, 7228.50.900, 7228.60.100, 7228.60.900, 7228.80.100, 7228.80.910 and 7228.80.990. This follows the request lodged by the Malaysia Steel Association.
Affected trading partners are identified based on UN Comtrade's import data from 2014.
 
On 26 September 2016, the Malaysian authorities imposed a provisional safeguard duty on imports of the above-mentioned products. The rate of the duty is 13.42% of CIF price. Developing countries, with the exception of China, are not subjected to the provisional safeguard duty. This provisional duty is in force for a period of 200 days.

On 13 April 2017, the Malaysian authorities imposed a definitive safeguard duty on imports of the subject good. The rate of the duty is 13.42% between 14 April 2017 and 13 April 2018, 12.27% between 14 April 2018 and 13 April 2019, and 11.10 between 14 April 2019 and 13 April 2020. A number of developing countries are exempt from safeguard duties.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7214 Other bars and rods of iron or nonalloy steel, not further worked than forged, hotrolled, hotdrawn or hotextruded, but including those twisted after rolling.
721410 Forged
721420 Containing indentations, ribs, grooves or other deformations produced during the rolling process or twisted after rolling
721499 Other
7228 Other bars and rods of other alloy steel; angles, shapes and sections, of other alloy steel; hollow drill bars and rods, of alloy or nonalloy steel.
722810 Bars and rods, of high speed steel
722820 Bars and rods, of silicomanganese steel
722830 Other bars and rods, not further worked than hotrolled, hotdrawn or extruded
722840 Other bars and rods, not further worked than forged
722850 Other bars and rods, not further worked than coldformed or cold finished
722860 Other bars and rods
722880 Hollow drill bars and rods

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