China issues temporary antidumping measure on TDI imports from EU

13 November 2012 10:07  [Source: ICIS news]

TDI is a raw material in the production of flexible foam, which is mainly used in the manufacture of furniture and bedding. SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China has imposed temporary antidumping measures on imports of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) originating in the EU, the country's Ministry of Commerce announced on Tuesday.

Effective 13 November, a security deposit ranging from 6.6%-37.7% will be levied on products imported from producers such as Bayer MaterialScience and Dow Chemical Tarragona, according to the Ministry.

China has started antidumping investigations on EU TDI imports on 23 March this year.

Preliminary findings support a case of dumping by EU producers that is hurting China’s domestic industry.

TDI is a raw material in the production of flexible foam, which is mainly used in the manufacture of furniture and bedding.

The probe was launched in March in response to a petition filed in February by China’s domestic TDI players, such as Cangzhou Dahua Co, Ltd, Gansu Yinguang Juyin Chemical, Gansu Yinda Chemical, Liaoning Beifang Jinhua Polyurethane Corp, and Cangzhou Dahua Juhai Co. 

A final decision on imposing antidumping duties on TDI imports will be made once the year-long investigation is completed.

Company

Security deposit

Bayer MaterialScience

19.2%

Zaklady Chemiczne ZACHEM

18.1%

Borsodchem  Zrt

6.6%

Perstorp France

37.7%

Dow Chemical Tarragona

37.7%

All others

37.7%

Source: China Ministry of Commerce

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