13 April 2009 11:06 [Source: ICIS news]
By Chow Bee Lin
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--The anti-dumping complaints filed by two major US converters against high density polyethylene (HDPE) bag exports from Indonesia, Taiwan and Vietnam have no grounds and appear to be aimed at trade protectionism, industry sources said on Monday.
“They are just trying to put up trade barriers,” said a senior official of Indonesian HDPE bag manufacturer PT Dharma Kridatama, one of the companies at the receiving end of the complaint.
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“We once received a bag order from one of the
He declined to reveal the company which made the offer and the exact price quoted.
Similar scepticism about the anti-dumping complaints was echoed by industry sources in
The Taiwan Plastics Industry Association (TPIA) said
“Taiwanese exports can make it to the
“Given the higher costs of production, such as labour and land in the
“We have evidence to show we have not been dumping into the
One of VINAPLAS’ subsidiaries had received the dumping complaints, he said.
Vietnamese bag manufacturers implicated in the case are due to meet with Vietnamese authorities soon to discuss the issue, and they are expected to engage lawyers for advice on how to respond to the complaints, he added.
“We are expected to deliver a preliminary decision in May 2009 and (the) final decision in January 2010,” said the
With additional reporting from Terence Teo
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