ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Sep 2015In September 2015, the government of Malaysia initiated a new safeguard investigation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Malaysian Federal Government Gazette, 10.09.2015, Notice of Initiation SM 01/15 (07.09.2015):
Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Press Release : Initiation Of Safeguard Investigation On Imports Of Hot Rolled Coils From Foreign Countries Into Malaysia In Accordance With The Safeguard Act 2006 'Act 657', 11.09.2015:
WTO, Committee on Safeguards, Notification under Article 12.1 (A) of the Agreement on Safeguards, Malaysia, Hot-Rolled Coils, 14.09.2015 (Document G/SG/N/6/MYS/3):
Malaysian Federal Government Gazette, 08.01.2016, P.U. (B) 4/2016: http://www.federalgazette.agc.gov.my/outputp/pub_20160108_P.U.%20(B)%20%204%20-%20Notice%20of%20Negative%20PD%20HRC%20-%20241215%20-%20KU%20APPROVED.pdf
Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Media Release: Preliminary Determination With Regard To The Investigation On Hot Rolled Coils Imported Into Malaysia, 11.01.2016: http://www.miti.gov.my/index.php/pages/view/3077
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.