Solving problems about applying anti-dumping tax to BOPP pearlized film (968/CPVTM-P1 October 30, 2020)

Pursuant to point b, Section 1 of the Notice issued together with Decision 1900/QD-BCT, the exclusion criteria for applying anti-dumping measures to BOPP film products with pearl color layer include the following 3 indexes:

“BOPP film has a pearl color layer, satisfying the following criteria:

  • Whiteness >= 82.84 (Analysis method ASTM D2244);
  • Opacity >= 99.55% (with the ability to block light in the visible light region 380 – 760nm);
  • Gloss includes:
    Angle 20°>=5,7%;
    Angle 60°>=45.5%;
    Angle 85°>=45.8%;”

In particular, BOPP film with a pearl color layer, also known as BOPP pearl film, is the common name of the product that the industry gives this film (English name: Pearlized BOPP film). To determine whether imported goods are BOPP films with an excluded pearl color layer, it is necessary to base on the technical criteria of whiteness, light opacity and gloss specified in Decision 1900/QD. – BCT.

Pursuant to Point b, Section 1 of the Notice issued together with Decision 1900/QD-BCT, in case an enterprise imports one of the excluded goods to apply official anti-dumping measures, it is necessary to base “according to the inspection results of the customs authority or the inspection results of the inspection organization operating in accordance with the law”.

If QUATEST 3 does not have equipment to test the criteria of whiteness, light opacity and glossiness, it is recommended that the customs authority solicit expertise at other inspection organizations. operating in accordance with the law are eligible to assess these criteria.

According to information the Trade Protection Department received from importing enterprises during the investigation of the case, Vinacontrol was granted a certificate of registration for inspection activities by the Ministry of Science and Technology, which can inspect Pearlized BOPP film according to the criteria specified in Decision 1900/QD-BCT.

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