BEIJING—China's Commerce Ministry (Mofcom) has extended antidumping duties on halogenated butyl rubber imports from the U.S., European Union, United Kingdom and Singapore.
The decision follows a sunset review of tariffs initially imposed in 2018 and a review petition by Zhejiang Cenway New Materials Co. Ltd., Mofcom announced Aug. 16.
Mofcom said it established that, without the measures, there was a "possibility of continuation or recurrence of dumping" and damage to the local industry.
As a result, the extended round of tariffs will be effective Aug. 20 and will be as follows:
- U.S.: Exxon Mobil Corp., 75.5 percent; all others, 75.5 percent
- EU: Arlanxeo Belgium Ltd., 27.4 percent; all others, 71.9 percent
- U.K.: ExxonMobil Chemical Co. Ltd. 71.9 percent; all others, 71.9 percent
- Singapore: Arlanxeo Singapore Pte. Ltd., 23.1 percent; all others, 45.2 percent
The dumping investigation period for the review was from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, and the industrial damage investigation period was from Jan. 1, 2018, to June 30, 2023.
Halogenated butyl rubber is widely used in applications including tire inner liners, heat-resistant hose, conveyor belts, pharmaceutical stoppers, shockproof pads, adhesives and sealing products.