On November 23, 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam issued an official resolution, making a positive final anti-dumping ruling on sorbitol imported from China, Indonesia, and India, and deciding to impose a five-year tax against all such products. Among the products facing new taxes are the sorbitol products of the Chinese manufacturer Shandong Tianli Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and its trade partner Shandong Lianmeng International Trade Co., Ltd., which will be taxed at 45%. The sorbitol products of other Chinese companies and their trade partners will be taxed at 68.5%.
On December 11, 2020, Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade initiated an anti-dumping investigation on sorbitol imported from China, Indonesia and India. On July 6, 2021, the Ministry issued an official resolution of the investigation, which made a positive anti-dumping preliminary ruling on the case, and initially decided to impose temporary anti-dumping duties ranging from 40% to 68.50% on all sorbitol products from these three countries.
India makes several key decisions regarding duties on Chinese products
Recently, India's Ministry of Commerce and Industry has made several important decisions regarding taxes on products originating from China. First, India recently terminated anti-dumping duties on PVC film from China. According to a recent announcement, India's Ministry of Commerce and Industry has declared a negative final ruling on a second anti-dumping sunset review for PVC film originating in or imported from China. Furthermore, the Ministry recommended that the investigation be terminated and that no further anti-dumping tax be imposed on the Chinese products involved.
Second, India has imposed anti-dumping duties on unprocessed gaseous silicon dioxide from China. According to a recent report, on November 11, India's Ministry of Finance issued a notice accepting the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s recommendation to pause imports of unprocessed gaseous silicon dioxide from China and South Korea and to impose a five-year anti-dumping duty on all products involved from these two countries. In particular, a tax of at most RMB 1296 per metric ton will be imposed on unprocessed gaseous silicon dioxide from China.
Third, India has imposed anti-circumvention taxation order for Chinese measuring tapes. According to a recent report, on November 12, India's Ministry of Finance of India issued a notice accepting the recommendation for an anti-circumvention tax on Chinese measuring tapes made by the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry on September 3. The anti-dumping measures and validity period imposed on Chinese measuring tapes are also applicable to measuring tapes originating in or imported from Singapore and Cambodia. The tax imposed on steel measuring tape and its components is USD 1.83 per kilogram, and the tax imposed on fiberglass measuring tape and its components is USD 2.56 per kilogram.
Thailand suspends anti-dumping duties on hot-dip aluminum-zinc alloy cold-rolled steel sheets
According to a recent report, Thailand’s Dumping and Subsidy Review Committee has issued an announcement stating its decision to suspend its anti-dumping duties on hot-dip aluminum-zinc alloy cold-rolled steel sheets originating from China, Taiwan, the European Union, and South Korea, starting November 1, 2021. These anti-dumping duties have been enforced for the past five years, and among these duties, the anti-dumping duties on tin-plated steel coils from Mainland China ranged from 2.5% to 17.4%.
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