Vietnam: Official anti-dumping duty imposes on certain plastics and articles thereof made of polymers of propylene bearing

Decision 1900/QD-BCT dated 20 July 2020.

The official anti-dumping duty shall be imposed on certain plastics and articles thereof made of polymers of propylene bearing the following HS codes: 3920.20.10 and 3920.20.91, and originating from the People’s Republic of China, the Kingdom of Thailand and Malaysia (case: AD07) .

The official anti-dumping duty shall be effective from July 23, 2020.

a)The goods subject to the anti-dumping duty include plastics and articles thereof made of polymers of propylene of a thickness of 10 – 80 microns and a width of 115 – 7800 mm, bearing HS codes of 3920.20.10 and 3920.20.91.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade may amend and supplement the list of HS codes of goods on which the official anti-dumping duty is imposed in order to be conformable with the description of the goods subject to investigation and other changes (if any).

b) Goods exempted from the official anti-dumping duty and exemption conditions

– Cast polypropylene (CPP) films with the following stretching rates:

+ Horizontal stretching rate is 400% or more; and

+ Vertical stretching rate is 380% or more.

– BOPP pearlised film satisfying the following criteria:

+ White level: ≥ 82,84 (Test method: ASTM D2244);

+ Light opacity: ≥ 99,55% (with the opacity ability in the visible light area of 380 – 760nm);

+ Gloss:

• Measured at 20°: ≥ 5,7%;

• Measured at 60°: ≥ 45,5%;

• Measured at 85°: ≥ 45,8%;

– BOPP film coated with Polyvinylidene chloride /Polyvinyliden Clorua (PVDC) or Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA);

– Aluminum coated BOPP film;

– BOPP film bonded with polyurethane;

– Silicon coated BOPP film.

The grant of exemption from the anti-dumping duty to importers of one of the goods mentioned above shall be subject to the inspection results of customs authorities or inspection bodies as regulated by laws.

c) Goods under consideration for grant of exemption from the official anti-dumping duty

– Biodegradable BOPP film (gloss and haze);

– BOPP digital film (gloss and haze);

– Holographic BOPP film;

– Heat-sealing BOPP film (used for cigarette packing).

In order to obtain the exemption from the anti-dumping duty, after the Ministry of Industry and Trade notifies the receipt of applications, the importers of one of the goods mentioned above shall submit applications for exemption from anti-dumping duty in accordance with regulations of the Circular No. 37/2019/TT-BCT of the Ministry of Industry and Trade promulgated on November 29, 2019 elaborating on trade remedies (hereinafter referred to as “Circular No. 37/2019/TT-BCT”).

d)Duty rates and list of companies liable to the official anti-dumping duty 

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