The Malaysian government has decided to initiate an investigation on imports of electrolytic tinplates originating in or exported from China and the Republic of Korea , according to the International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI).

MITI said the government has received a petition from Perusahaan Sadur Timah Malaysia Bhd on behalf of the domestic industries producing tinplates.

The company claimed the tinplates are being imported into Malaysia at a much lower price than the price quoted in the domestic market of the alleged countries, causing material injury to the domestic industry in Malaysia .

The ministry said the government has conducted and completed an investigation on producers and importers in Malaysia as well as producers and exporters in the alleged countries.

The scope of product under investigation covers tinplates under the Harmonised System Code 7210.12.200, it said.

The Royal Malaysian Customs will enforce the collection of anti-dumping duties and this measure will be effective for five years from November 16, 2013, according to Bernama.-VNA