On 24 July 2019, Government of Malaysia initiated anti dumping investigation on imported cellulose fibre reinforced cement flat and pattern sheet from Indonesia based on a request filed by UAC Berhad, the domestic producer of the product concerned on behalf of the Malaysian Industry.
The Product Under Investigation is classified under the Harmonized System Code and ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) 6811.82.20.00 and 6811.82.90.00. The product is made from cellulose fibre, Portland cement, refined sand and water.
The known exporters/producers of the product concerned from Indonesia are PT. Extex Building Performance Indonesia and PT. Eternit Gresik. Volume import of the product concerned from Indonesia has increased every year during the period of investigation, which is 217,570 MT, 464,180 MT, and 4,026,390 MT in 2016 – 2018 respectively.
The period of investigation is 2018 and the injury investigation period shall cover the periods 2016 - 2018.
Malaysia allows interested parties to present their opinion and submit the questionnaire responses within 30 days from the date of the publication of the notification and for all interested parties who requesting for the questionnaire shall do so not later than 15 days after the publication of the notification.