No renewal of China’s rubber anti-dumping duties

Eleven years of Chinese government anti-dumping duties on imports of styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) from Russia, Japan and South Korea ended on 8 September, the country’s Ministry of Commerce reports. The products had attracted duties of four to 38 per cent, however the ministry decided to remove them as these imports were deemed no longer a threat to China’s domestic tyre and rubber industry.

Duties were first imposed on 9 September 2003, and following the expiry of the initial five-year period the duties were reviewed for a further year to ascertain how their removal would affect the domestic industry. A second five-year period began on 7 September 2009. The domestic industry was given a 60 day period from 7 March 2014 to lodge their objections to the removal of the anti-dumping duties, however the Ministry of Commerce reports that no submissions were received.

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