The Vietnam Competition Administration Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade on Aug. 11 held a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City to introduce a new early warning system of anti-dumping cases to enterprises.

The seminar aims to help Vietnamese enterprises to actively avoid anti-dumping cases by accessing information on anti-dumping cases against Vietnamese products, and assessing the risks at major markets through the website: or

Vietnamese exporters meet with many difficulties caused by foreign anti-dumping and anti-protection lawsuits.

So far, Vietnamese enterprises have faced 31 foreign anti-dumping and anti-protection lawsuits, with many cases coming from the US and the EU. The warning system will focus on these two large markets and five major export items of Vietnam: seafood, leather and footwear, garment and textile, wooden products, and electrical wires and cables.

The system was set up under a project financed by the Danish-funded Global Competitiveness Facility (GCF)./.