ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Jul 2012
In July 2012, the government of Malaysia initiated a new anti-dumping investigation and in December 2012 a provisional duty was imposed. In April 2013, a definitive duty was imposed. In April 2018, the duty was terminated.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Malaysian Federal Government Gazette, 27.07.2012, Notice of Initiation (24.07.2012): http://www.federalgazette.agc.gov.my/outputp/pub_20120727_P.U.%20(B)%20248-NOTIS%20PEMULAAN%20PENYIASATAN%20DUTI%20ANTI-LAMBAKAN%20(BOPP).pdf
Malaysian Federal Government Gazette, 21.12.2012, Notice of Affirmative Preliminary Determination:
Malaysian Federal Government Gazette, 19.04.2013, Notice of Affirmative Final Determination (16.04.2013):
WTO, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices - Semi-annual report under article 16.4 of the Agreement - Malaysia, Document no. G/ADP/N/314/MYS, issued on 16 October 2018: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=248994,248932,248889,248843,248864,248705,248665,248565,248555,248554&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=4&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=False&HasSpanishRecord=True
On July 24, 2012, the Malaysian authorities decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of biaxially oriented polypropylene films imported from China, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 3920.2020.
The request was lodged by San Miguel Yamamura Plastic Films Sdn Bhd.
The Notice of initiation was published in the Malaysian Federal Government Gazette on July 27, 2012.
On December 15, 2012, the Malaysian authorities made an affirmative preliminary determination of dumping.
The rate of the provisional anti-dumping duty ranges from 6.87% to 17.63% for Chinese exporters (depending on the company), is 20.42% for Taiwanese exporters, is 12.55% for Indonesian exporters, is 9.41% for Thai exporters and ranges from 10.41% to 21.43% for Vietnamese exporters (depending on the company). Those rates are applicable to the CIF value. Some exporting companies are exempted from the payment of this provisional anti-dumping duty (for details, see Notice of Negative Preliminary Determination dated 15.12.2012). The Notice of Affirmative Preliminary Determination was published in the Malaysian Federal Government Gazette on December 21, 2012.
On April 16, 2013, the Malaysian authorities made an affirmative final determination of dumping.
The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty is 12.37% for all exporters at the exception of the Vietnamese exporter Formosa Industries Corporation whose exports are subject to a duty of 2.59%. Those rates are applicable to the CIF value. Some exporting companies are exempted from the payment of this definitive anti-dumping duty (for details, see Notice of Negative Final Determination dated 16.04.2013). This definitive anti-dumping duty entered into force on April 23, 2013 and is applicable for a period of five years. The Notice of Affirmative Final Determination was published in the Malaysian Federal Government Gazette on April 19, 2013.
On 22 April 2018, the Malaysian authorities terminated the definitive antidumping duty on imports of biaxially oriented polypropylene films from China, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. The duty was terminated as it was set to expire.