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China Announces Anti-Dumping Duties on 2 Chemicals from the US and EU
January 28, 2013

On January 25, 2013, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced the imposition of anti-dumping duties on ethylene glycol monobutly ether and diethylene glycol monobutyl ether from the United States and the European Union. The two chemicals are used in applications related to paint stripping, dry cleaning, printing and metal cleansing. The Ministry ruled that U.S. and EU companies have been dumping the two chemicals in the Chinese market and have caused material injury to China’s domestic industry. MOFCOM assigned U.S companies dumping rates ranging from 10.6 to 14.1 percent, and EU companies rates ranging from 9.3 to 18.8 percent. The dumping rates take effect January 28, 2013 for a 5 year period.

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