ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Mar 2018

In March 2018, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China initiated an antidumping investigation on imports of phenol from the United States, the EU, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Thailand. In May 2019, a provisional duty was imposed. In September 2019, a definitive duty was imposed. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, MOFCOM Announcement No. 33 of 2018, English version published on 28 March 2018: http://english.mofcom.gov.cn/article/policyrelease/buwei/201803/20180302724893.shtml
Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, MOFCOM Announcement No. 22 of 2019, 商务部公告2019年第22号 关于原产于美国、欧盟、韩国、日本和泰国的进口苯酚反倾销调查初步裁定的公告: http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/b/e/201905/20190502866698.shtml
Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, MOFCOM Announcement No. 37 of 2019, issued on 3 September 2019, 商务部公告2019年第37号 关于原产于美国、欧盟、韩国、日本和泰国的进口苯酚反倾销调查最终裁定的公告: http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/b/e/201909/20190902895771.shtml

Inception date: 27 May 2019 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

The antidumping investigation on imports of phenol from the United States, the EU, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Thailand was initiated on 26 March 2018. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheading: 2907.11.10. This investigation follows the application lodged on 2 February 2018 by PetroChina Company Limited Jilin Petrochemical Branch, Changchun Chemical (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd., Xisa Chemical (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Chemicals Co., Ltd., China BlueStar Harbin Petrochemical Co., Ltd., Shiyou Chemical (Yangzhou) Co., Ltd. and Huizhou Zhongxin Chemical Co., Ltd.

On 27 May 2019, the Chinese authorities imposed a provisional duty on imports of the subject good from the United States, the EU, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Thailand. The rate of duty on imports from the United States is 125.4% or 129.6% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from the European Union is 82%. The rate of duty on imports from the Republic of Korea is between 13.3% and 23.7% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from Japan is 81.2%. The rate of duty on imports from Thailand is 11.9% or 28.6% depending on the company.

On 3 September 2019, the Chinese authorities imposed a definitive duty on imports of phenol from the United States, the EU, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Thailand.  The rate of duty on imports from the United States is 244.3% or 287.2% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from the European Union is 30.4%.  The rate of duty on imports from the Republic of Korea is between 12.5% and 23.7% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from Japan is 19.3% or 27% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from Thailand is 10.6% or 28.6% depending on the company. The duty is in force from 6 September 2019 for a period of five years. 

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