The Secretariat of Foreign Trade (“SECEX“, in its Portuguese acronym), by means of Circular No. 22, of June 13, 2023, published on June 14, 2023, opened an antidumping sunset review concerning Brazilian imports of welded steel pipes of austenitic stainless steel originated from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The duties remain in force throughout the investigation, and they may be renewed for another five years at the end of the proceeding.
The SECEX Circular is available here, in full.
Participation of interested parties is crucial
Active participation of importers, exporters and any other interested parties in the sunset review may be decisive to ensure a more favorable final determination to the interested party in question. Interested parties can submit their applications to participate in the proceeding until July 4, 2023, provided that they demonstrate the extent to what they are affected by the measure in force.
Submitting an application to participate as a third party is particularly important in this case, as there were no exports to Brazil of welded steel pipes from the investigated origins throughout the period of analysis of dumping (Oct/2021 to Sep/2022 or P5).
Furthermore, interested parties may request that an assessment of public interest be conducted in parallel to the antidumping investigation. Within the scope of this related process, the authority will analyze, based on economic information and studies submitted by the parties, whether the extension of the antidumping duty in force is a measure that serves the public interest or whether its suspension or alteration would better serve such a purpose.
Please see in the chart below further information about the investigation:
Source: SECEX Circular No. 22, of June 13, 2023, published on June 14, 2023; and GECEX Resolution No. 39, from June 13, 2018, published on June 14, 2018 (ref. the original investigation).