INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
14 Apr 2017 Definitive duty
27 Sep 2016 Preliminary duty
29 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: 27 Sep 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Safeguard

On 29 May 2016, the Malaysian authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of steel wire rods of hot-rolled alloy or non-alloy and deformed bar in coils (P.U. (B) No. 264/2016, 27.05.2016). Products with a carbon content not below 0.60% or with a diameter of 16.0 mm are excluded from the investigation. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheadings: 7213.10.000, 7213.91.000 and 7227.90.000. 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 27 September 2016, the Malaysian authorities imposed a provisional safeguard duty on imports of the above-mentioned products. The rate of the duty is 13.90% of CIF price. The Malaysian authorities, however, noted that: "products imported for the purpose of automotive, electrical & electronic, oil & gas and earthquake resilience construction industry end usage of all grades and specifications are exempted from the provisional safeguard duty". Additionally, developing countries, with the exception of China, Singapore and the Republic of Korea, are not subjected to the above measure. This duty is in force for a period of 200 days.

On 14 April 2017, the Malaysian authorities imposed a definitive safeguard duty on imports of the subject good. The rate of the duty is 13.90% between 15 April 2017 and 14 April 2018, 12.90% between 15 April 2018 and 14 April 2019, and 11.90 between 15 April 2019 and 14 April 2020. Certain goods falling under the product description; goods imported for a certain purpose and 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
7213 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron or nonalloy steel.
721310 Containing indentations, ribs, grooves or other deformations produced during the rolling process
721391 Of circular crosssection measuring less than 14 mm in diameter
7227 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of other alloy steel.
722790 Other

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