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Steelmakers protest proposed tariff changes

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Steelmakers protest proposed tariff adjustments
Metal produced by Hoa Phat Group. Photograph by VnExpress/Phung Anh.

The Vietnam Metal Affiliation (VSA) has protested the newest proposed changes to tariff charges on metal merchandise saying they are going to harm home producers.

Underneath the proposal made by the Ministry of Finance, export tariff for billets would rise from zero % to five %, whereas probably the most favored nation (MFN) import charges for sure metal merchandise can be decreased to 10 % from 15 %.

The proposal is geared toward chopping the costs of building metal, which has shot up 40 to 50 % in comparison with early 2020.

VSA has protested the proposal, arguing that the costs have been impacted by the worldwide uncooked supplies market relatively than the present tariff insurance policies, or any commerce cures utilized to metal merchandise.

VSA chairman Nghiem Xuan Da was famous that a lot of the enter supplies for metal manufacturing are imported. A worth hike in these supplies will instantly affect home producers, inflicting output costs to skyrocket.

Nevertheless, the worldwide metal costs have declined since late Could.

Vietnam reaped metal export earnings of $4.9 billion within the first half of these 12 months. In the meantime, it produced 16 million tons of metal, up 37 % over the identical interval final 12 months.

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Rachel Ha
Industrial and agricultural product enthusiast. Expert on Vietnam economy. Focus on FTA agreements between Vietnam and other countries.
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