Argentina authorities will look into ceramic tiles imported from the countries in the 2015-2016 period and assess their impact on producers in the South American country in 2013-2016, the authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade said, citing the trade section at the Vietnamese embassy in Argentina.
The dumping margins are claimed at nearly 30% for Vietnam, roughly 185% for China, nearly 107% for India, 126% for Malaysia and 23% for Brazil.
Ceramic tile production is one of the few sectors that have grown fast in Vietnam in recent years. Its currently capacity totals 500 million square meters per year, making Vietnam the top producer in Southeast Asia and the sixth in the world.
Major domestic ceramic tile markers are Viglacera, Dong Tam, Thach Ban, CMC, Taicera, Bach Ma and Prime.
Aside from domestic consumption, Vietnamese ceramic tiles have been sold to many countries. Domestic firms expect recently-signed trade agreements including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will bring more opportunities for them to boost exports.