26 April 2010 06:12 [Source: ICIS news]
By Judith Wang
SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--China launched a one-year antidumping investigation into imports of caprolactam from the EU and the US from 22 April, in response to complaints from domestic producers, a source from the country’s Ministry of Commerce said on Monday.
The move came a month after the government body received petitions from two subsidiaries of ?xml:namespace>
The investigation could be extended by six months, the source added.
Caprolactam is mainly used for producing polyamide-6, which in turn is used for manufacturing polyamide-6 fibre and nylon-6 engineering plastics.
The country imported 111,999 tonnes of caprolactam in the first two months of the year, representing 18.6% of the total 601,289 tonnes it took in for the whole of 2009, based on China Customs data.
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