China launched anti-dumping investigations on imports of rubber products from the United States2017.12.18 10:13
There is another trade friction between China and the United states. August 30th, the Ministry of Commerce announced that, upon application by the domestic enterprises and preliminary examination, the Ministry of Commerce has decided to carry out anti-dumping investigations against imports of halogenated butyl rubber originating in the United States, the European Union and Singapore, this investigation should normally be finished before the end of August 30, 2018, while may be extended to February 28, 2019 in special circumstances. After United States announced its launch of "the 301 investigation", it's also the third time that the China Ministry of commerce took anti-dumping measures against imports from the United states within half month.
It is reported that halogenated butyl rubber is an improvement of ordinary butyl rubber, it has the characteristics of quick vulcanization speed, good compatibility with other unsaturated rubber, high viscosity and self adhesion, and is called as the most expensive synthetic rubber.
Relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Commerce announce that, in August this year, the Ministry of Commerce received the formal application for antidumping investigations submitted by Zhejiang Cenway New Materials Co. Ltd and Panjin Heyun New Materials Co. Ltd who represent domestic halogenated butyl rubber industry, to request the anti-dumping investigations on imports of halogenated butyl rubber originating in the United States, the European Union and Singapore. Upon examination, the Ministry of Commerce decided to carry out anti-dumping investigations. It is worth mentioning that, after United States announced its launch of "the 301 investigation", the Ministry of Commerce has launched anti-dumping measures on imports of fiber preforms, imported non dispersive displacement single-mode fibers and halogenated butyl rubber in half a month, this is seen by the industry as a reaction to a unilateral US trade dispute.