U.S – Anti-dumping investigation on paper file folders from Vietnam

General Information

1. Type of case: Anti-dumping, Anti-countervailing

2. Initiated Country: The U.S.

3. Respondent(s): Vietnam, China, India

4. Subjected Product: Paper file folders

5. HS Code: 4820.30.0040 and 4820.30.0020.

Updated news

On October 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) received the Petition requiring the initiation of anti-dumping investigation regarding paper file folders from Vietnam, China and India (except for India which was required to have both anti-dumping and anti-countervailing investigation).

Based on the Petition, on November 02, 2022, the DOC issued a Decision to initiate an investigation regarding the Subjected Product imported from Vietnam, China and India. Accordingly, for Vietnam,

  • The alleged dumping margin fluctuates from 180.61% to 233.93%.  
  • The period of investigation is from April 01, 2022 to September 30, 2022.
  • Moreover, the Petition also indicated 09 Vietnamese enterprises who may be selected as the compulsory respondents. For information of those 09 enterprises, please access here.

The estimated timeline that the enterprises should take notice of are:

  • 5 p.m November 15, 2022 (Eastern Time): Submission of Q&V questionnaire responses
  • November 28, 2022: ITC issue preliminary injury determination
  • May 10, 2023: DOC issue preliminary AD determination (if extended)
  • September 29, 2023: DOC issue final AD and CVD determinations (if extended)
  • November 20, 2023: Imposing anti-dumping duty, anti-countervailing duty (if any)

In order to ensure the interests of all organizations and individuals involved in the case, ATIM LAW FIRM recommends organizations and individuals:

1. To stay up to date with the information of the case and actively participate in the investigation process;

2. To be fully cooperative with DOC during the case to avoid the situation that the U.S. investigation authority makes use of available disadvantageous evidence or imposes the maximum rate of anti-dumping tax on enterprises;

3. To read the DOC’s instructions carefully to answer and submit Q&V questionnaire responses in accordance with the prescribed format and deadlines (or apply for an extension if necessary and subject to DOC approval). Enterprises that have responded to this Q&V but have not been selected as mandatory respondents can apply for a separate rate. In previous cases investigated by the DOC, if the enterprise did not respond to the Q&V questionnaire, it would not have been considered by the DOC for a separate tax rate.

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(Source: trav.gov.vn)