In Latest Volley, China Imposes Duties On EU Chemicals

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 12:37 PM EDT) -- China will impose new anti-dumping duties Friday on chemicals imported from the European Union, the country said Thursday, adding to the simmering trade tension between the two economic powers.

China's Ministry of Commerce, or Mofcom, finalized its plan to levy the duties on European exports of toluidine — a chemical used in dyes, pesticides and pharmaceuticals. German chemical maker Lanxess AG will face 19.6 percent duties, while all other European exporters will get a 36.9 percent rate.

The announcement concludes an investigation launched in June 2012...
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