China launches adipic acid imports probe

11 November 2008 03:49  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--China has launched an investigation on adipic acid (ADA) imports from the US, the European Union and South Korea from 10 November, in line with its anti-dumping (ADD) policy, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday at its website.


The one-year probe is aimed at determining how the imports had hurt the domestic industry and whether there are reasonable grounds for the publication of a dumping notice.


Where justified, the ministry can approve an extension of the investigation period to 10 May 2010.


Domestic ADA producers have lodged an application for the probe on 8 October.


Adipic acid is primarily used in the production of nylon 6,6 and for manufacturing polyurethanes and polyester resins.


Its feedstocks include benzene, cyclohexane and ammonia. End-user products include automotive textiles, shoes and shoe soles.


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