BEIJING (Sept. 15, 2009)—An announcement on China's Ministry of Commerce Web site says, “China will continue to impose anti-dumping measures on styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) imported from Russia, Japan and Republic of Korea.”
The report is reprinted from State News Agency Xinhua, but appears to be genuine.
The anti-dumping measures will be effective for five years, starting from Sept. 8, the statement said.
The statement said China decided to take the anti-dumping measures after a one-year review, as dumping of SBR could continue otherwise, and could damage the domestic industry.
China began levying anti-dumping taxes from zero percent to 38 percent for five years on imports of SBR produced in Russia, Japan and Republic of Korea in September 2003.