|The Anti-Dumping Commission of Australia (ADC) chose not to apply anti-dumping duties on wind towers imported from Viet Nam. - VNA/VNS Photo Trong Dat|
This was stated by the Viet Nam Competition Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
In a report issued early this week, the ADC said it has not made a preliminary affirmative determination (PAD) against the wind towers exported to Australia from Viet Nam. There are not sufficient grounds to establish that the goods are dumped or to establish a causal link between dumped goods and material injury for the Australian industry, it stated.
However, it will consider making a PAD at least once prior to or in the publication of the statement of essential facts, which is due to be published on September 26.
The ADC is currently examining information provided by two Australian firms that imported goods from Viet Nam during the investigation period and the only co-operating exporter -- CS Wind Viet Nam -- from Viet Nam. The commission plans to conduct on-the-spot examination of the exporter in Viet Nam on August 16-18.
A report on the ADC’s recommendations will be submitted to the Parliamentary Secretary no later than November 10, 2017 (the duration can be extended). The secretary will make a decision within 30 days of receiving the report.
Wind towers imported from Viet Nam currently have import duty of 5 per cent in Australia. The investigation was initiated in June this year following an application lodged by Australian manufacturers Keppel Prince Engineering Pty Ltd and Ottoway Fabrication Pty Ltd. Prior to this, in 2014, Australia also conducted a dumping investigation on wind towers imported from China and the South Korea, with dumping duties on Chinese exporters at 15-15.6 per cent and on RoK exporters at 17.2-18.8 per cent.