China lifts anti-dumping duties on PBT imports from Japan, Taiwan

22 July 2011 09:44  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China has lifted its anti-dumping duties (ADD) on polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) cargoes that are imported from Japan and Taiwan, the country’s ministry of commerce announced on Friday.

The ministry has not received complaints from domestic PBT producers in the last two months, a source from the ministry said.

“We have a two-month [period] to collect any complaints from domestic producers before our announcement and there [has been] no feedback on the issue,” the source said.

China has been imposing ADDs on PBT from Japan and Taiwan for five years since 22 July 2006, according to the ministry.

During the five-year period, the ADD was at 17.31% for PBT cargoes from all Japanese producers, 5.24% for products from Taiwan’s Chang Chun Plastics and 17.31% for other producers in Taiwan, according to an earlier statement from the ministry.

PBT is a thermoplastic engineering polymer that is used as an insulator in the electrical and electronics industries.

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