BEIJING (May 11)—The Commerce Ministry of China has imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of polychloroprene rubber following an investigation announced in November 2003.
The duties, which vary by country of origin and/or manufacturer, is effective from May 10 and will last five years, the ministry said. The tariff codes of the investigated commodity are 40024910 (other chloroprene rubbers with primary shape) and 40024990 (chloroprene rubbers without titles).
Imports will be affected as follows: Edenki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, 3 percent; Tosoh Corp., 2 percent; Lanxess Deutschland GmbH, 11 percent; and Polimeri Europa Elastomeres France S.A., 53 percent.
The ministry also stated duties for all other producers would be 151 percent. Du Pont Dow Elastomers L.L.C. was not identified individually.
China has two CR manufacturers, Chongqing Changshou Chemical and Shanxi Synthetic Rubber Group.