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China to launch anti-dumping review on U.S., EU monobutyl ether

Staff Writer |
China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Saturday it would launch an anti-dumping review of ethylene glycol monobutyl ether and diethylene glycol monobutyl ether imported from the United States and the European Union.

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The ministry started imposing anti-dumping duties on such products at rates ranging from 9.3 percent to 18.8 percent for a five-year term in January 2013, citing damage caused to Chinese producers.

The review will examine whether a termination of anti-dumping duties would continue causing dumping and damages; if so, the duties could be extended, according to an MOC statement.

The ministry said it decided to conduct the review after Chinese producers filed an application in November 2017.

The review starts from January 28 and should end before January 27, 2019, according to the MOC.

Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether and diethylene glycol monobutyl ether are primarily used as solvents for paints and other chemicals.

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