Accordingly, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) will host a public debate on May 5 at its headquarters on 23 Ngo Quyen Street in Hanoi, inviting the relevant parties to present their view-points.
In light of the proposed agenda, following the opening speech of a senior VCA official, the participants will hear the arguments presented by representatives from firms supporting and opposing the protective measures on importing steel billets and long steel products.
As a highlight of the event, representatives from Vietnam Steel Association and relevant parties, such as foreign embassies and foreign governments, will also present their stance on the issue.
According to MoIT guidelines, each relevant party will have at most three representatives at the debate. The application form and the presentation at the debate must be sent to the investigation agency through mail or e-mail before 5PM on April 28, 2016.
The MoIT also noted that the open debate will not be compulsory, so that related parties not present at the debate will have their rights and legitimate interests ensured, as per existing law.
In early March, via its Decision No 862/QĐ-BCT, the MoIT decided to impose temporary safeguard duties of 23.3 per cent on steel billets and 14.2 per cent on long steel products for a maximum of 200 days.
By Anh Duc
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