Vietnam: Provisional anti-dumping duties imposing on welding material products originating from Malaysia, the Kingdom of Thailand and the People’s Republic of China (Case AD15)

Decision No. 706/QD-BCT dated April 15, 2022 of the Minister of Industry and Trade. This Decision comes into force  as of 22 April 2022.

1. Goods subject to provisional anti-dumping duties

The goods on which the provisional anti-dumping duties are imposed include 308 flux-cored stainless steel welding rods and solid steel welding wires originating from Malaysia, the Kingdom of Thailand (Thailand) and the People’s Republic of China (China).

1.1. 308 flux-cored stainless steel welding rods

a) Name and basic characteristics

Name: 308 flux-cored stainless steel welding rod.

A 308 flux-cored stainless steel welding rod has the following basic characteristics:

– It has a 308 stainless steel core;

– The diameter of its steel core is 2.00 mm to 4.0 mm with a tolerance of +/- 0.2 mm;

b) HS codes and current import duties

308 flux-cored stainless steel welding rods on which the provisional anti-dumping duty is imposed bear the following HS codes: 8311.10.90, 8311.30.99, 8311.90.00.

c) Goods exempted from provisional anti-dumping duties

The goods which satisfy any of the following conditions will be exempted from the provisional anti-dumping duties imposed on 308 flux-cored stainless steel welding rods:

– The welding rod has a core other than 308 stainless steel core;

– The diameter of 308 stainless steel core is greater than 4.2 mm or less than 1.8 mm;

– The welding electrodes is not coated with flux

1.2. Solid steel welding wires

a) Name

Name: Solid steel welding wire

A solid steel welding wire has the following basic characteristics:

– It has a steel core (except for stainless steel);

– The diameter of its steel core is less than or equal to 5.0 mm;

– It is copper-plated or not plated;

– Its steel core contains the following elements classified by mass proportion in percent (%): Carbon (C) 0.04% to 0.2%, Phosphorus (P) less than or equal to 0.03%, Sulfur (S) less than or equal to 0.035%.

b) HS codes and current import duties

Solid steel welding wires on which the provisional anti-dumping duty is imposed bear the following HS codes: 7217.10.10, 7217.30.19, 7229.20.00, 7229.90.20, 7229.90.99, 8311.10.10, 8311.10.90, 8311.30.91, 8311.30.99, 8311.90.00.

c) Goods exempted from provisional anti-dumping duties

The goods which satisfy any of the following conditions shall be exempted from the provisional anti-dumping duties imposed on solid steel welding wires:

– The welding wire has a core of stainless steel or other base metal other than steel;

– The diameter of steel core of welding wire is greater than 5.0 mm;

– Steel core of welding wire contains one of the following elements classified by mass proportion in percent (%): Carbon (C) greater than 0.2% or Phosphorus (P) greater than 0.03% or Sulfur (S) greater than 0.035%;

– The welding wire is flux-cored or has a core which is flux.

– The welding wire is plated with other base metal other than copper;

– The welding wire in the form of bar or rod has a length of less than or equal to 500 mm.

2. Provisional anti-dumping duty rates

2.1. 308 flux-cored stainless steel welding rods

No.Name of manufacturer/exporterProvisional anti-dumping duty rate
 (Column 1)(Column 2)
MALAYSIA
1Kiswel Sdn. BhdNot applicable because of satisfying the condition in clause 2 Article 78 of the Law on Foreign Trade Management No. 05/2017/QH14
2Other manufacturer/exporter of goods originating from Malaysia12,78%
THAILAND
3Thai Hansa Welding Electrodes Co., Ltd36,11%
4Other manufacturer/exporter of goods originating from Thailand36,11%
CHINA
5Other manufacturer/exporter of goods originating from China11,43%

2.2. Solid steel welding wires

No.Name of manufacturer/exporterProvisional anti-dumping duty rate
 (Column 1)(Column 2)
MALAYSIA
1Kiswel Sdn. Bhd15,30%
2Other manufacturer/exporter of goods originating from Malaysia34,37%
THAILAND
3Manufacturer/exporter of goods originating from ThailandNot applicable because of satisfying the condition in clause 3 Article 78 of the Law on Foreign Trade Management No. 05/2017/QH14
CHINA
4Lincoln Electric (Tangshan) Welding Materials Co., Ltd22,77%
5Other manufacturer/exporter of goods originating from China36,56%

3. Effective date and period of validity of provisional anti-dumping duty

a) Effective date

The imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty comes into force  on 22 April 2022.

b) Period of validity

The provisional anti-dumping duty shall be imposed for a period of 120 (one hundred and twenty) days from the effective date of such provisional anti-dumping duty (unless it is extended, changed or cancelled as prescribed by law).

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