China extends anti-dumping measures on BPA imports
Updated: 2013-08-29 17:00
BEIJING -- Anti-dumping measures on an organic chemical imported from Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Taiwan will be extended for another five years starting from Friday, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.
The ministry first slapped five-year anti-dumping duties on Bisphenol-A (BPA) imports from the three countries and Taiwan region starting Aug 30, 2007 after finding that the imports had damaged the interests of domestic industry players.
After the duties expired, the MOC launched a review of its anti-dumping measures on Aug 30, 2012 at the request of domestic producers.
A ministry statement said the one-year review found that there is a possibility of further dumping and the Chinese domestic industry would be harmed if the duties were lifted.
The ministry will continue to impose the same anti-dumping duty rates set in previous notices issued in 2007 and 2009.
BPA is widely used to produce polymer materials, as well as products like rubber antioxidant, agricultural antiseptic, paint and UV absorbent.