Hanoi (VNA) – The US has decided to continue applying anti-dumping duties on imports of polyethylene (PE) retail carrier bags from Vietnam and some other countries.

The Sai Gon Giai phong (Liberated Saigon) daily reported the Vietnam Competition Authority as saying that the decision comes under the five-year (sunset) review process carried out by the US International Trade Commission (USITC).

The USITC determined that revoking the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on PE retail carrier bags from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan (China), Thailand, and Vietnam would likely lead to a continuation or reoccurrence of material injury.

The anti-dumping duty rates are imposed at between 52.3 – 76.11 percent.

Countervailing duty rates of 52.56 percent are levied on the imports of one Vietnamese company. Other Vietnamese producers or exporters of these products are subject to a countervailing duty rate of 5.28 percent.

On July 27, 2015, the US Department of Commerce issued the determinations of a sunset review, which kept the anti-dumping duty and countervailing duty orders in place.-VNA