INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
15 Jun 2017 Definitive duty
24 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: 15 Jun 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Safeguard

On 6 July 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam issued Decision 2847 / QD-BCT initiating a safeguard investigation on imports of certain pre-painted aluminum - zinc alloy coated steel sheet and strips, pre-painted galvanized steel street and strip, pre-pained cold-rolled steel sheet and strip. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheadings: 7210.70.10, 7210.70.90, 7212.40.10, 7212.40.20, 7212.40.90, 7225.99.90, 7226.99.19, 7226.99.99. The complaint was lodged on 24 May 2016 by Nghiêm and Chính Partnership Law Firm, who represent three local producers i.e. Ði Thiên Lc Joint Stock Company, Nam Kim Steel and Tôn Ðông Á Company.

On 15 June 2017, the Vietnamese authorities imposed a definitive safeguard duty on imports of the subject good. The rate if duty is 19% and is imposed on goods beyond a specific import quota. The duty-free safeguard quota is increased on 15 June every year for a period of three years and varies depending on the country of origin. 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7210 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated.
721070 Painted, varnished or coated with plastics
7212 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm, clad, plated or coated.
721240 Painted, varnished or coated with plastics
7225 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
722599 Other
7226 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm.
722699 Other

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