ANNOUNCEMENT 09 May 2010
In May 2010, the government of China initiated a new anti-dumping investigation. The antidumping duty imposed in May 2012 was extended for an additional period of five years in May 2017 following the conclusion of a sunset review. In May 2022, a new sunset review was initiated.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Bureau of Fair Trade for Imports and Exports, Chinese Ministry of Commerce:
Final Determination (Chinese version):
Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, MOFCOM Announcement No. 18 of 2016 (11 May 2016) English version: http://english.mofcom.gov.cn/article/policyrelease/buwei/201605/20160501...
Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, MOFCOM Announcement No. 14 of 2022 (9 May 2022) English version: http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/zcfb/zcblgg/202205/20220503310551.shtml
On May 9, 2010, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China ('MOFCOM') published Notice No. 25 '2010' to initiate an antidumping sunset review investigation on imports of Chloroprene Rubber originating in Japan, the EU and the US as of May 10, 2010.
After one year's investigation, in accordance with Article 48 of Chinese Regulations on Anti-dumping, the MOFCOM released this Notice NO.21(2011) and held that termination of the anti-dumping duty on the said product from the US, EU and Japan, would be likely to lead to recurrence of injury to Chinese domestic Chloroprene Rubber industry. In accordance with this Notice NO.21(2011), import of Chloroprene Rubber originating from the US, EU and Japan shall be levied with anti-dumping duty rate in accordance with Notice NO.23 (2005) and the Notice NO.49 (2010), the anti-dumping duty shall come into effect since May 10, 2011. The anti-dumping duty period shall be effective for 5 years.
On 9 May 2011, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) released the Notice NO.21 (2011) announcing the final review determination to levy anti-dumping duty on chloroprene rubber (listed under 40024910, 40024990 in the import tariffs of the Chinese Customs) originating from the US, EU and Japan.
On 10 May 2016, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of the above good from the United States, Japan and the European Union (MOFCOM Announcement No. 18 of 2016). It follows the application lodged on 2 March 2016 by Chongqing Changshou Chemical Co., Ltd and Shanxi Synthetic Rubber Group Co., Ltd. on behalf of the industry of the subject good. The existing anti-dumping duty remains in force during the review period.
On 10 May 2017, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China extended the antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from Japan, the United States and the European Union for a period of five years following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of duty imposed on imports from Japan is between 10.2% and 43.9% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from the United States is 151%. The rate of duty on imports from the European Union is between 11% and 151% depending on the company.
On 9 May 2022, the Chinese authorities announced the initiation of a sunset review of the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good from Japan, the European Union and the United States. This follows the application lodged on 8 March by Shanxi Huojiachanghua Synthetic Rubber Co., Ltd. and Shanna Synthetic Rubber Co., Ltd. on behalf of China's neoprene rubber industry.