China Extends Duties On Solvent From Russia, Japan

Law360, New York (July 22, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT) -- China on Thursday renewed anti-dumping duties on trichloroethylene imports from Russia and Japan for another five years, ruling that lifting the tariffs would likely harm domestic makers of the industrial solvent.

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce's decision will extend the six-year-old duties — which range from 3 to 159 percent — until July 2015.

After considering a petition from members of the domestic industry, the trade regulator concluded that without the tariffs the dumping would likely continue, to the detriment of Chinese trichloroethylene manufacturers.

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