The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Sunday [7 September 2014] it would waive anti-dumping measures on rubber imported from Russia, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) beginning Monday [8 September 2014]. The ministry said it has received no expiry review request from Chinese industries to extend the anti-dumping measures, which expire Sunday, and it would not start an expiry review itself…Full Article: People’s Daily Online Sept 2014

Key Point

  • Enacted in 2009, the anti-dumping duties were designed to protect China’s styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) industry.

ChinaAg Comment

  • Chinese imports of natural rubber steadily increased from 2006 to 2011, with Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar as China’s top suppliers. Import volumes surpassed 2 million MTs in 2011 after being relatively stable at 1.6 million to 1.8 million MTs from 2006 to 2010.

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