has a 13 years’ history of anti-dumping measurements for ethanolamine imports.
After the last case ended in November 2015, 6 major manufacturers in China have
applied again for anti-dumping investigations regarding the period of 2015 to
to an announcement by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of
China (MOC), the office is investigating anti-dumping duties for imports of
ethanolamine, which is imported from countries like the USA, Saudi Arabia,
Malaysia, and Thailand.
investigation was announced on September 28 by the Ministry of Commerce. The
request was submitted by 6 Chinese enterprises, including Jiaxing Jinyan, Hubei
Xianlin, and Shanghai Fine Chemical. As part of the investigation, the Ministry
of Commerce will review the qualification, the background of ethanolamine, and
the influence on the domestic industry to decide about the anti-dumping duty.
to the applying enterprises and a preliminary review of the Ministry of
Commerce, the output of ethanolamine of the Applicants from the years 2014 to
2016 represented more than 50% of the total output in China, which conformed to
provisions in China’s anti-dumping regulations on application for anti-dumping
investigation submitted by the relevant domestic industry. Meanwhile, the
application contained details and relevant evidence required in accordance with
Article 14 and Article 15 of the Anti-dumping Regulations for case-filing of
of the date of the Announcement, the Ministry of Commerce conducts the
case-filing of anti-dumping investigations against imports of ethanolamine
originated in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Thailand within an
investigation period from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, and the investigation
period of industry injury is from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017.
products that are specifically under investigation are ethanolamine related
products, which include monoethanolamine, diethanolamine and
triethanolamine. The investigation should be concluded by Oct. 30 next year,
but, in special circumstances, may be extended to April 30, 2019, according to
main purposes of ethanolamine are the usage in producing surfactant,
intermediates for agricultural chemicals and medicine, chemic necessities and
personal hygiene. Another area of use is the production of emulsifiers,
fluorescence whitening agent VBL, refining acid gas treating agents, cement
grinding aids, cutting fluids, water reducers, industrial antifreeze, petroleum
additives, leather softeners, lubricant anti-corrosive agents and anti-carbon
additives, and it is widely used in industries of industrial cleaning, gas
purification, pesticide and pharmaceutical, daily chemical industry, textile printing
and dyeing, construction and building materials, metal processing.
ethanolamine in the past
the past 13 years, import of ethanolamine to China has been investigated
several times for anti-dumping duties. The first time was in November 2004,
when the Ministry of Commerce released an announcement, deciding to take
anti-dumping measures against imports of ethanolamine, including
monoethanolamine and diethanolamine, imported from Japan, the USA, Iran,
Malaysia, Taiwan and Mexico. The anti-dumping measurement was set to last for 5
November 2009, after the first five years have been expired, the Ministry of
Commerce released another announcement, deciding to terminate the anti-dumping
measures for ethanolamine to imports originated in Iran and Mexico.
year later, the Ministry of Commerce decided to maintain the anti-dumping
measures against imports of ethanolamine originated in Japan, the USA, Malaysia
and Taiwan for 5 years as well.
the beginning of 2015, the Ministry of Commerce released announced officially,
that the anti-dumping measures would expire in November 2015. From the date of
release of this announcement to the time of 60 days before the expiration of
the anti-dumping measures, natural persons, legal persons or relevant
organizations in the Chinese Mainland industry or on behalf of the Chinese
Mainland industry could make an application for expiry review to the Ministry
no application was set from Chinese companies in that year, the Ministry of
Commerce had terminated the anti-dumping measures applicable to ethanolamine
imports originated in Japan, the US, Malaysia and Taiwan with effect from
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