Turkey imposes dumping duty on Vietnam steel pipes Tran Thu By Tran Thu – The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Turkey’s Ministry of Economy has slapped a dumping tariff of 25.27% on stainless welded cold-rolled steel pipes imported from Vietnam and Malaysia. The decision was made on March 18. However, one manufacturer from Malaysia and three from Vietnam including Inox Hoa Binh Joint Stock Company (JSC), Sonha International Corporation, and OSS Dai Duong International JSC are exempt from the duty. These companies fully cooperated with Turkish authorities throughout the investigation process and proved that they had self-produced the products subject to the investigation. The Vietnam Competition Authority under Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade said other local companies had not either provided details or answered questionnaires as fully as required. As the result, the high dumping tax is slapped on them. In December 2014, the General Department for Imports under Turkey’s Ministry of Economy initiated a probe into the evasion of possible anti-dumping duties on stainless welded cold-rolled steel pipes imported from Vietnam and Malaysia. Turkey suspected that Chinese and Taiwanese makers of stainless steel pipes subject to Turkish anti-dumping duties shipped their products to Turkey through Vietnam and Malaysia to evade the tariffs.