On March 22, 2013, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the Investigation Authority or MOFCOM) issued Announcement No.13 of 2013, deciding to levy anti-dumping duties on imports of resorcinol originating in Japan and the United States for five years from March 23, 2013.
On March 22, 2018, the Investigation Authority issued Announcement No.20 of 2018 in response to the domestic resorcinol industry, deciding to start to conduct expiry review investigation into the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of resorcinol originating in Japan and the United States from March 23, 2018.
The Investigation Authority investigated the possibility of continuation or reoccurrence of dumping of the imports of resorcinol originating in Japan and the United States and damages to the resorcinol industry in China if the anti-dumping measures are terminated. The investigation authority ruled upon the review (See the Annex) in accordance with Article 48 of the Anti-dumping Regulations of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the Anti-dumping Regulations). The relevant matters are hereby announced as follows:
The Investigation Authority ruled that dumping of imports of resorcinol originating in Japan and the United States to China and damages to the industry in China might continue or reoccur if the anti-dumping measures were terminated.
II. Anti-dumping Measures
Pursuant to Article 50 of the Anti-dumping Regulations, the Investigation Authority proposed to continue the anti-dumping measures to the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council (hereinafter referred to as the Commission) according to the investigation findings. The Commission decided according to the suggestions of the Investigation Authority to levy anti-dumping duties on imports of resorcinol originating in Japan and the United States for five years starting from March 23, 2019.
Products subject to anti-dumping duties are those to which the original anti-dumping measures apply and the same as those released in MOFCOM Announcement No.13 of 2013.
Scope of investigation: imports of resorcinol originating in Japan and the United States.
Chinese names of the product under investigation: 间苯二酚, 1, 3-苯二酚 or 雷琐辛.
English names of the product under investigation: M-dihydroxybenzene or resorcinol.
Molecular formula: C6H6O2
Chemical structural formula:
Physical and chemical characteristics: Resorcinol is usually a white acicular crystal. It gradually turns red when exposed to air. It is soluble in water, ethanol and ether. It dissolves in chloroform and carbon tetrachloride. However, it is insoluble in benzene.
Main applications: Resorcinol is an important chemical synthesis intermediate and a fine chemical raw material. Resorcinol is mainly used in the production of rubber adhesives and UV absorbers. In addition, resorcinol can also be used to produce wood adhesives, flame retardants and various pharmaceutical and pesticide intermediates.
The product is listed under tariff number of 29072100 in the Customs Import and Export Tariff of the People's Republic of China. Resorcinol salt under the above tariff number falls beyond the scope of this investigation.
The anti-dumping duty rate is the same as that specified in MOFCOM Announcement No.13 of 2013. Specifically,
1. Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited 40.5%
2. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. 40.5%
3. All others 40.5%
Companies of the United States:
1. INDSPEC Chemical Corporation 30.1%
2. All others 30.1%
III. Methods of Levying Anti-dumping Duties
As of March 23, 2019, importers are required to pay the corresponding anti-dumping duties to the Customs of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the Customs) when importing resorcinol originating in Japan and the United States. The anti-dumping duties shall be levied by means of ad valorem on the basis of dutiable value authorized by the Customs, and the formula is: Anti-dumping duty amount = dutiable value authorized by the Customs * anti-dumping duty rate. The import value-added tax will be levied by means of ad valorem with the dutiable value authorized by the Customs plus the tariff and the anti-dumping duty as the taxable value.
IV. Administrative Reconsideration and Administrative Litigation
Any person who refuses to accept the review may, according to Article 53 of the Anti-dumping Regulations, apply for administrative reconsideration or initiate litigation to the people's court according to the law.
MOFCOM Announcement No.10 of 2019 on the Ruling of the Expiry Review of the Anti-dumping Measures against Imports of Resorcinol Originating in Japan and the United States shall take effect as of March 23, 2019.
Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China
March 22, 2019
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