The European Commission (EC) has decided to levy anti-dumping duty of 10% on Vietnam leather-capped shoes as from September 14, 2016, according to the Vietnam Competition Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The EC released its final decision on the review of anti-dumping duty on leather-capped shoes imported from Vietnam, which came into effect as from September 14, 2016. Accordingly, the EC will keep imposing the AD duty of 10% on products imported from Vietnam from October 7, 2006 to March 31, 2011.
The EC initiated AD investigations in 2005 and in 2006, it issued a decision to impose an AD duty of 10% on Vietnamese leather-capped shoes and of 16.5% on Chinese products.
In 2011, AD levies were removed for all Vietnam exporters and some Chinese companies. However, in 2010 and 2012, some EU footwear importers asked the customs agency to refund AD duties. The request was sent to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for consideration.
The CJEU on February 4, 2016 announced that the decision to impose AD duties on Chinese and Vietnamese leather capped shoes was partly nullified because the EC investigations were not in line with regulations.
On March 17, the EC announced the review of AD levy and issued a preliminary decision on AD duties imposition according to CJEU verdict.VOV