INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
10 Sep 2015 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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Safeguard

On September 10th, 2015, the Malaysian authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel (hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated) and flat-rolled products of other alloy steel; in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled, of a width of 600 mm or more, of a thickness between 1.20 and 22.00 mm.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7208.3600, 7208.3700, 7208.3800, 7208.3920, 7208.3990 and 7225.3000.
This follows the application lodged by Megasteel Sdn. Bhd. The Notice of initiation was published in the Malaysian Federal Government Gazette on September 10th, 2015.
According to the UN Comtrade Database, in 2014 the following countries exported goods classified under HS code subheadings 7208.36, 7208.37, 7208.38, 7208.39 and 7225.30 to Malaysia with a trade value over the GTA threshold of USD 1 million: Chinese Taipei, Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia, India and Thailand.
 
On 8 January 2016, the Malaysian authorities terminated the investigation (P.U. (B) No. 4/2016, 08.01.2016) due to no strong evidence of serious injury or threat of serious injury experienced by the domestic industry being present.

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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.
720836 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
720837 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
720838 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720839 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
7225 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
722530 Other, not further worked than hotrolled, in coils

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