The Moroccan Ministry of Industry and Trade issued a final decision imposing dumping duties on imports of galvanized wire from Turkey with a thickness of 0.85 mm based on a request dated January 26, 2022, from Somatref, Sicoterm, Galvafil, and Sodefer on behalf of the galvanized wire producers, and the investigation was closed on February 14, 2023.
The product under consideration is galvanized (zinc-coated) wire from Turkey, with a diameter greater than 0.85 mm, and falls within the National Harmonized System (HS) tariff headings “7217.20.10.00” and “7217.20.99.00”.
Aslanli Tel Sanayi products will have a 21% fee, while the products of Guney Celik and other factories will have a 61% fee.
The decision aimed to protect the local market from unfair competition. An increase in the volume of imports recorded in 2022 compared to 2021 was also noted, which indicates the damage to the local industry.