MALAYSIA – Malaysia has started levying anti-dumping taxes on the import of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China and Taiwan for five years until 23 April 2018.
Imposed by Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the taxes range from 2.59% to 12.37%.
The move comes after MITI completed its investigation on producers and importers in Malaysia as well as producers/exporters of the BOPP films in the alleged countries, following the plaintiff San Miguel Yamamura Plastic Films Syndicate’s allegation that the Malaysian BOPP industry was being seriously affected by foreign dumping activities.
“With the imposition of anti-dumping duties on imports of BOPP from the alleged countries, it is expected that the issue of unfair trade practices will be addressed,” MITI said in a statement.
“In order to enhance the implementation of anti-dumping duties, the government may review the possibility of introducing measures to verify the BOPP products which have been excluded from anti-dumping duties,” the ministry added.