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Govt initiates anti-dumping probe into Caprolactam imports

Apr '10
The Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China officially received on March 22, 2010 an application, submitted by Chemical Corporation Baling Company and Shijiazhuang Refining & Chemical Branch of China Petroleum & Chemical Co., Ltd. on behalf of domestic Caprolactam industry, for a request of anti-dumping investigation on Caprolactam imports originating from the EU and the United States.

The Ministry of Commerce has reviewed the applicant's qualification, current situation of the imported product, situation of similar products in China, impact of the imported product on domestic industry, situation of the countries under investigation, in accordance with provisions of anti-dumping regulations of the People's Republic of China.

Based on the above findings and the 16th article in "Anti-dumping Regulations of the PRC", the Ministry of Commerce decided to establish anti-dumping investigation on Caprolactam imports originating in the EU and United States from April 22, 2010, the identified period of dumping investigation is from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 and the period of injury investigation is from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2009.

Caprolactam is mainly used in production of nylon 6 chips, and further used to make nylon 6 fiber and nylon 6 engineering plastics, widely used in areas of spinning, knitting, weaving, fishing, tires, plastics, film and composite materials. The product is classified in the Import and Export Tariff of the People's Republic of China as 29337100. The investigation will start from April 22, 2010 onwards and will end before April 22, 2011.

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