- Starting on March 23, 2019 China MOFCOM reinstated anti-dumping measures on resorcinol imported from Japan and the United States which will run for five years.
- The anti-dumping tax rate is 40.5% for Japanese companies and 30.1% for American companies.
On March 22, 2019, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) issued Announcement No.10 of 2019 , deciding to reinstate anti-dumping measures on resorcinol originating from Japan and the United States for five years starting from March 23, 2019. The anti-dumping tax rate is 40.5% for all the Japanese companies and 30.1% for all American companies.
Chronology of events:
On March 22, 2013, MOFCOM issued Announcement No.13 of 2013 , deciding to levy anti-dumping duties on imports of resorcinol from Japan and the United States for five years. These anti-dumping duties were terminated on March 23, 2018. In response to demands made by China’s domestic resorcinol industry, MOFCOM issued Announcement No.20 of 2018  on March 22, 2018, opening an investigation into resorcinol anti-dumping measures and the impact of resorcinol imports on China’s domestic industry. MOFCOM ruled that in the absence of the anti-dumping sanctions, imports of resorcinol from Japan and the United States prohibitively damaged China’s domestic sector. These finding ultimately precipitated China’s recent policy U-turn and resulted in the reinstatement of anti-dumping measures.
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Scope of Investigation
Name of Product
Anti-dumping Tax rate
Resorcinol originating in Japan and United States
M-dihydroxybenzene or Resorcinol
40.5% for Japanese Companies.
30.1% for American Companies
Anti-dumping tax =customs value*Anti-dumping tax rate
Value-added tax on imports=customs value+customs duties+anti-dumping tax