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China anti-dumping tariffs on NBR from Japan, Korea

China’s MOFCOM announced its final ruling on 8 November to impose anti-dumping duties on acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) imports from Japan and Korea.

Tariff rates, effective on 9 Nov for a period of five years, are set as follows:


Kumho Petrochemical – 12%;

LG Chem – 15%

All other Korean companies – 37.3%


Zeon Corp. – 28.1%

JSR Corp. – 16%

All other Japanese companies – 56.4%

The investigation was initiated in November 2017 upon application by Ningbo Shunze Rubber and CNPC affiliate Lanzhou Petrochemical, two out of five Chinese NBR makers.