On 2 July 2013, the Government of Malaysia initiated an anti-dumping investigation based on a petition filed by Hume Cemboard Industries Sdn. Bhd. on behalf of the domestic industry producing Cellulose Fibre Reinforced Cement Flat and Pattern Sheets (also known as Fibre Cement Board or the like). The petitioner alleges that imports of Fibre Cement Board (FCB) originating in or exported from the Kingdom of Thailand are being imported into Malaysia at a price much lower than the price in the domestic market of the alleged country. The petitioner claims that this is causing material injury to the domestic industry in Malaysia.
The Government has completed the preliminary investigation as provided under Section 23 of the Countervailing and Anti-Dumping Duties Act 1993. The Government has found that there is sufficient evidence to continue with further investigation on the imports of FCB from the alleged country.
The Government of Malaysia has decided to impose a provisional measure, which shall take the form of provisional anti-dumping duty guaranteed by a security equal to the amount of the dumping margin determined through the preliminary investigation. Provisional anti-dumping duties ranging from 13.96% to 63.10% will be applied on imports from the alleged country and shall be effective not more than 120 days from the date of the Government Gazette.
The final determination will be made based on the outcome of the verification visits to foreign producers’ premises no later than 120 days from the date of the notice of the preliminary determination report.
Interested parties (importers, foreign producers/exporters and associations related to the investigation) can have access to the non-confidential version of the public report on the preliminary determination by submitting a written request to the Ministry of International trade and Industry (MITI):
Trade Practices Section
Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
Level 14, Block 8, Government Offices Complex
50622 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone Number : (603) 6200-0115/0586/0111
Facsimile Number : (603) 6201-6394
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Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
29 November 2013