On 21 May, 2020, the Department of Trade Remedies (Investigation Authority) received the dossiers of investigation of the imposition of anti-dumping measures on products of High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) originated from China and South Korea (dossiers), which is from representative companies for Domestic Industry (the Requester).
On the basis of the examination of dossiers of the Requester, on 02 June, 2020, the Investigation Authority confirmed that dossiers are adequate and regular under the regulations of the Law on Trade Remedies.
According to the regulations of Vietnam, the Investigation Authority shall appraise the dossiers to submit them to the Minister of Industry and Trade considering whether initiating investigation or not within 45 days as from the date of the receipt of adequate and regular dossiers.
On the basis of received dossiers, the contents of appraising the dossiers including:
(i) Determining the legal representative status for Domestic Industry of organizations and individuals that submit dossiers under the regulations of the Law on Foreign Trade Management.
(ii) Determining the evidence on the dumping of imports causing or threatening to cause the significant damages to Domestic Industries or significantly prevent the formation of Domestic Industry.
In addition, to serve the evaluation, as well as to ensure the legitimate rights and interests of the business, the Investigation Authority requests domestic businesses that produce/carry on business with the like goods aforementioned to provide information as follow:
– Information on businesses;
– The yield of the production of HFCS sugar and/or raffinated sugar;
– The opinion of businesses on the case (agreeing, disagreeing, no opinion);
– Other documents/evidence that companies allege related to the case.
The term of providing aforementioned information is before 5.00pm, 19 June, 2020.
Based on the appraised contents, the Ministry of Industry and Trade shall decide whether to initiate an investigation or not.