INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
07 Aug 2014 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: 14 Dec 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Safeguard

On August 7, 2014, the Malaysian authorities decided to initiate a safeguard investigation on imports of hot-rolled steel plate products of iron or non-alloy steel and other alloy steel (of a width of 600 mm or more, hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated, of a thickness between 6 mm and 75 mm). Hot-rolled steel plate products used for electrical and electronic industry, automotive industry and the boiler and pressure vessel applications are excluded from the investigation.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7208.5100, 7208.5200 and 7225.4000.
This follows the application lodged by Ji Kang Dimensi Sdn. Bhd.
The Notice of initiation was published in the Malaysian Federal Government Gazette on August 18, 2014.
 
According to the UN Comtrade Database, in 2013 the following countries exported goods classified under HS code subheadings 7208.51, 7208.52 and 7225.40 to Malaysia with a trade value over USD 1 million: Japan, South Korea, China, Ukraine, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, Sweden, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Austria and Russia.
 
On December 11, 2014, the Malaysian authorities decided to impose a provisional safeguard duty on imports of the above-mentioned products. The rate of the duty is 23.93% of the CIF price. This provisional duty entered into force on December 14, 2014 and and applicable for a period of 200 days.
 
On June 30th, 2015, the Malaysian authorities notified to the WTO their decision to impose a definitive safeguard duty on imports of hot-rolled steel plate products. The rate of the duty is 17.40% during the first year, 13.90% during the second year and 10.40% during the third and last year. This measure entered into force on July 2nd, 2015 and is applicable for a period of three years.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7208 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hotrolled, not clad, plated or coated.
720851 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
720852 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
7225 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
722540 Other, not further worked than hotrolled, not in coils

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