Vietnam - Safeguard measures on Fertilizers(SG06)

12/05/2017 12:00 - 912 Views

On May 12, 2017, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam issued a decision to initiate a global safeguard investigation on fertilizer products imported into Vietnam from other countries and territories.


I. Key information of the case:

1. Initiated date
: May 12, 2017

3. Product under investigation: DAP Fertilizers with HS code: 3105.10.90; 3105.30.00; 3105.40.00; 3105.51.00; 3105.59.00; 3105.90.00.
Official safeguard measures:
On March 02, 2018, the Ministry of Industry and Trade issued Decision No. 686/QĐ-BCT on the official safeguard measures as below:

Effective date Tariff rate
07/03/2018-06/03/2019 1.128.531 VND/ton
07/03/2019-06/03/2020 1.072.104 VND/ton


5. Sunset review:


* 1st sunset review:

On March 03, 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Trade issued Decision No. 715/QĐ-BCT on the extension of the official safeguard measures application as below:


Effective date Tariff rate
7/3/2020 - 6/3/2021 1.128.531 VND/ton
7/3/2021 - 6/3/202 1.128.531 VND/ton
7/3/2022 - 6/9/2022 1.072.104 VND/ton
From 7/9/2022 on 0 VND/ton
(without extending safeguard measures)


* 2nd sunset review: On September 4, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Trade issued Decision No. 1845/QĐ-BCT on the termination of the official safeguard measures.


II. Case calendar:

Date Event
12/05/2017 Initiation of investigation
04/08/2017 Decision and Notification on Preliminary Dutie
02/03/2018 Decision and Notification on Official Duties
21/03/2018 Notice of Guidance on the implementation of the safeguard exemption
12/10/2018 Notice of receipt of the petition for exemption from taking safeguard measures
31/05/2019 Public notice of receipt of the request for final review
02/07/2019 Trade Remedies authority of Vietnam has received the requested documents from DAP -Vinachem Joint Stock Company and Joint Stock Company No.2 - Vinachem (Requesting Party)
10/07/2019 Issue the Official Letter requesting the requesting party to supplement some relevant information
02/08/2019 Trade Remedies Authority of Vietnam has received the required additional documents
13/08/2019 The investigating agency confirms that the dossier is complete and valid according to regulations
03/09/2019 Issued Decision No. 2700 / QD-BCT for final review
18/09/2019 Issued Official Letter No. 817 / PVTM-P2 v / v questionnaire final review for domestic manufacturing companies and importing companies.
07/10/2019 Issued Official Letter No. 874 / PVTM-P2 v / v notifying the application for exemption
13/01/2020 Hold a consultation so that stakeholders can present their views related to the case
03/03/2020 Decision to extend the duration of the safeguard measures
28/01/2022 Second sunset review initiation (Decision No. 117/QĐ-BCT)
14/09/2022 Termination of safeguard measures (Decision No. 1845/QĐ-BCT)


The related documents are attached in the file below (in Vietnamese):

Tải tài liệu
Decision No. 715/QĐ-BCT - Extending safeguard measures application period
Decision No. 117/QĐ-BCT - Second sunset review initiation
Decision No. 1845/QĐ-BCT - Termination of safeguard measures
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