The Malaysian government has imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty in the range of 2.17-37.14pc on imports of some metal products from China, South Korea, and Vietnam.
Steelmaker NS BlueScope had filed a complaint indicating these three trade partners were exporting aluminium and zinc-plated flat-rolled non-alloy steel at a price lower than that in the Malaysian market, undercutting local producers.
The international trade and industry ministry (MITI) said in a statement that it had begun its investigation following the complaint to support domestic producers.
The investigation is being conducted as per Section 23 of the Countervailing and Anti-Dumping Duties Act 1993. The final decision on the matter is likely to be announced by Dec 11. The ministry after a preliminary investigation has decided to probe into the matter.
Earlier, Davis Index had reported about anti-dumping investigations on imports cold-rolled stainless steel in coils and sheets from Indonesia and Vietnam.