South Africa initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation on imports of Clear Float Glass from Malaysia

On 19 March 2021, the International Trade Administration Commission (“ITAC”) of South Africa initiated an anti-dumping investigation on clear float glass of a thickness of 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm,10mm and 12mm (“products”) originating in or imported from Malaysia.
The anti-dumping duty investigation was initiated by virtue of a petition filed by PFG Building Glass (“Petitioner”) – the sole local manufacturer of the products in South Africa.  
The Petitioner has alleged that the products are being sold below the cost of sales in Malaysia based on a comparison between the domestic sale prices and the export prices.
The Petitioner has further alleged that the imports of the products are causing or have threatened to cause material injury to the Southern African Customs Union as the imports have led to price depression and price suppression as well as declines in profitability, production, output, capacity utilisation, capital expenditure and cash flow.
Interested parties are required to respond within 30 days from the date of notice by the ITAC, i.e. by 18 April 2021. In the event the ITAC does not receive any satisfactory information within the specified period, the ITAC may proceed to make its own findings based on facts available.  
Please contact Ms. Lim Koon Huan or Mr. Manshan Singh of our Anti-Dumping and Trade Remedies Practice Group for further information.