Beijing – China's Ministry of Commerce has made a final decision to collect anti-dumping duties on imports of ethylene glycol monobutyl ether and diethylene glycol monobutyl ether originating from the US and the EU.
The ruling is effective from 28 Jan 2013 for five years, according to a 25 Jan announcement by the Ministry (MOFCOM).
According to the announcement, MOFCOM came to the decision that dumping of these materials exists and is damaging China's domestic industry. The Ministry started its investigation into the imports on 18 November 2011 and came to its initial decision on 27 July 2012, deciding to take provisional anti-dumping measures. Importers are now subject to duties in accordance with China's anti-dumping regulations.
EGBE and DGBE are primarily used as solvents. Both are completely soluble in water and are used in the production of polyurethane.