China finalizes antidumping duties on DP from Brazil, Canada and US

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China finalizes antidumping duties on DP from Brazil, Canada and US

April 16, 2014 - 13:41
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China has settled the imposition of a 5-year antidumping duty regime on dissolving pulp (DP) imports from Brazil, Canada and the USA.

The country’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) made its final decision on the investigation on April 4. According to the ruling, which came into effect on April 6, DP imports from the USA, Canada and Brazil are subject to antidumping duties of 16.9%-33.5%, 13.0%-23.7% and 6.8%-11.5% respectively.

The duties are different from the preliminary ruling released in November 2013, when firms in the USA, Canada and Brazil received tariffs of 18.7%-29.8%, 13%-50.9% and 6.8%-49.4%.

China initiated the antidumping investigation into DP imports from the three countries on February 6 after getting a petition from Chinese DP makers. The investigation covered wood, cottonlinter and bamboo dissolving pulp. The DP grades under investigation are used to produce chemical fibers, mainly viscose fiber.

Chinese firms claimed that national DP prices had dropped sharply since the second half of 2011, and their share in the domestic market declined due the influx of imports from the three countries. The period under investigation in terms of dumping was from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.