China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced Tuesday [9 May 2017] that it will extend anti-dumping duties on chloroprene rubber imported from Japan, the United States and the European Union for another five years starting Wednesday…Full Article: China Daily May 2017

Key Point

  • In 2005, China imposed anti-dumping duties on chloroprene rubber (aka Neoprene, a synthetic rubber) imported from Japan (10.2% to 43.9% duties), the USA (151% duty), and the EU (11% to 151% duties). The anti-dumping duties were extended for an additional 5 years in 2011.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In September 2014, China allowed the anti-dumping duties on SBR (synthetic rubber, competes with natural rubber) to expire (enacted in 2009).
  • In September 2009, China imposed anti-dumping duties on styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR, HS Codes of HS codes: 4002.1911, 4002.1912) from Russia, Japan and South Korea. The anti-dumping duty was brought on after complaints from the China National Petroleum Corporation.

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