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Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has launched an anti-dumping investigation into industrial medium density fibreboard (MDF) imported from Thailand and Malaysia.

The Department of Trade Protection under the MoIT said the investigation was initiated based on requests submitted by four domestic MDF producers on October 18, 2018.

VRG Kien Giang MDF JSC, VRG Dongwha MDF JSC, VRG Quang Tri MDF JSC and Kim Tin MDF JSC claimed that industrial wood board products imported from Thailand and Malaysia were dumped in the Vietnamese market at a margin of 18.59 percent to 50.6 percent.

The dumping is the main cause of damage to Vietnam's MDP production sector, the firms alleged.

The department stated that, after beginning the investigation, the MoIT will send questionnaires to related parties to collect information.

If necessary, based on preliminary investigations, the MoIT may apply temporary anti-dumping measures to prevent the dumping from causing significant damage to the industry.

The ministry will also verify information provided by relevant parties before completing the official investigation conclusion in the case.

Public consultation will be arranged, making it easier for relevant parties to provide information and express their views on the case.

The ministry has recommended all organisations and individuals that are importing, exporting, distributing and using the investigated goods to provide information to protect their rights and interests.-VNA