RISI VIEWPOINT: China launches anti-dumping investigation for dissolving pulp

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, February 14, 2013-

The Chinese government announced that an anti-dumping investigation was begun on February 6, 2013, against imports of dissolving pulp from Brazil, Canada and the USA. The investigation will extend for one year and could be further extended to August 2014, depending on the initial findings. The period to be investigated is from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012, for anti-dumping and January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2012, for injury to the domestic industry. Seven domestic producers of dissolving pulp are the applicants and another eight producers are supporting the petition. Together, these companies accounted for nearly 80% of total Chinese production of dissolving pulp in 2012.

All of the major producers of dissolving pulp in Brazil, Canada and the USA have been named in the anti-dumping application, along with two US companies that are relatively minor producers of grades that are near substitutes for dissolving pulp. In addition, five big importers of dissolving pulp into China have been named in the application, all of whom are producers of viscose staple fiber.

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