Investigation in Dumping of Chinese Zinc Sheets

A Guatemalan corrugated steel manufacturer has pointed out that zinc sheets imported from China are being sold at prices below the cost of sales at origin.

Monday, March 17, 2014

A drop in sales, shutdown of equipment and staff layoffs are the causes of the alleged dumping in the corrugated steel market, concludes a preliminary investigation conducted by the Ministry of Economy (Mineco) in response to a complaint lodged by the manufacturer Ternium.

"With the opening of the formal investigation, the Mineco will have to check price changes in Asia and in the sales inside the country.

"The dumping, according Mineco has also impacted the volume of sales for businesses such as Galcasa and Galnaza."

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