The Ministry of Commerce filed an anti-dumping investigation on centain US-made chemicals

On August 31, the Ministry of Commerce issued the "Announcement on the Anti-dumping Investigation on Imports of Monoalkyl Ether Related Ethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol Originating in the United States."

Some details are as follows:

1. Investigation and investigation period

  Since the date of this announcement, the Ministry of Commerce has initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol monoalkyl ethers originating in the United States. The dumping investigation period determined in this investigation is from January 1, 2019 to 2019. On December 31, the investigation period for industrial damage is from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019.

  2. Products under investigation and scope of investigation

   Scope of investigation: imported monoalkyl ethers of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol originating in the United States.

   Name of the product under investigation: Certain monoalkyl ethers of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol or Certain glycol ehters.

Product description: The related monoalkyl ethers of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol are colorless and transparent liquids with a faint ether smell. They are miscible with water, alcohols, ketones, ethers, esters, aromatic hydrocarbons, aliphatic hydrocarbons, etc., and can dissolve many types high polymer. Related ethylene glycol monoalkyl ethers refer to alcohol ethers synthesized from ethylene oxide and alcohol, with ethoxy groups (molecular formula C2H4O) in the molecular chain, also known as glycol ethers or E-series Alcohol ether, but does not contain ethylene glycol or diethylene glycol monobutyl ether. Related propylene glycol monoalkyl ethers refer to alcohol ethers synthesized from propylene oxide and alcohols with propoxy groups (molecular formula C3H6O) in the molecular chain. They are also called propylene glycol ethers or P-series alcohol ethers. Contains propylene glycol methyl ether.

  Main uses: The related monoalkyl ethers of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol are mainly used as solvents, dispersants and diluents, as well as fuel antifreeze and extractants. They are also important organic synthetic raw materials and are widely used in photoresists and coatings. Copper plates, electronic chemicals, automobile brake fluids, aircraft fuel anti-icing agents, coating materials, printing inks, textile printing and dyeing, pharmaceuticals and pesticides, daily chemicals and other fields.

  This product is listed in the "Import and Export Tariff of the People's Republic of China": 29094400 and 29094990. Products other than the monoalkyl ethers of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol under tariff number 29094990 are not within the scope of this investigation.

According to the anti-dumping application, the producers and exporters involved in the application mainly include the Dow Chemical Company, Eastman Chemical Company and Lyondell Basel.

(1) Company name: Dow Chemical Company (Dow Chemical Company)

Address: 2211 H.H. Dow Way, Midland, Michigan 48674, USA

Phone: +1 989 636 1792

Fax: +1 989 832 1456


(2) Company name: Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman Chemical Company)

Address: 100 Eastman Road, Kingsport, TN 37660, USA

Phone: +1 423 229 2000

Fax: +1 423 229 2145


(3) Company name: LyondellBasell Industries

Address: 1221 McKinney Street, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77010, USA

Phone: +1 713 309 7200


Importers applying for investigation products include but are not limited to:

(1) Company name: Shanghai Tiquem Industrial Co., Ltd.

Address: No. 89 Shilong Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Phone: 021-60799069

(2) Company name: Ningbo Tongyue Chemical Trading Co., Ltd.

Address: Room 603, Lishi Business Building, Southern Business District, Tiantong South Road, Yinzhou District, Ningbo

Phone: 0574-27787662

(3) Company name: Gu'an Tailide Chemical Co., Ltd.

Address: South Development Zone, Gu'an County, Langfang City, Hebei Province

Phone: 0316-5928555

(4) Company name: Shanghai Donghaoxin Trading Co., Ltd.

Address: Floor 10-14, Ziyuan Building, 268 Zhaojiabang Road, Shanghai

Phone: 86-21-64333000/64330633

(5) Company name: Zhide Chemical (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Address: Oriental International Building, 85 Loushanguan Road, Shanghai

Phone: 021-62330015

(6) Company name: Jiangsu Huihong International Group Zhongding Holdings Co., Ltd.

Address: No. 100, Jianye Road, Nanjing, China

Phone: 86-025-58006166

(7) Company name: Zhangjiagang Yueyang Industrial Co., Ltd.

Address: Jinfeng Town, Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province

Phone: 0512-58578567

(8) Company name: Ningbo Liankai Chemical Co., Ltd.

Address: Room 211, 2nd Floor, Jika Center, Meishan Bonded Port Area, Ningbo

 Phone: 0574-87849999

(9) Company name: Zhejiang Ouhua Chemical Import and Export Co., Ltd.

Address: No. 17, Shugang Avenue, Jiaojiang District, Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province

Phone: 0576-88888666

(10) Company name: Guangzhou Suiyue Chemical Co., Ltd.

Address: 2206-2211, R&F Yingtong Building, No. 30, Huaxia Road, Zhujiang New City, Tianhe District, Guangzhou Tel: 020-38012801

(11) Company name: Dongguan Tongzhou Chemical Co., Ltd.

Address: 8th Floor, New Century Building, 288 Qifeng Road, Dongcheng District, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province

Phone: 0769-22365555

(12) Company name: Guangzhou Xinghong Chemical Trading Co., Ltd.

Address: 3004, East Tower, Yangcheng International Trade Center, No. 122 Tiyu East Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou

Phone: 020-38871535

(13) Company name: Hushi Chemical Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Address: Unit CDE, 8th Floor, No. 855 Pudong South Road, Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone

Phone: 021-58796116

(14) Company name: Dow Chemical (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Address: No. 936, Zhangheng Road, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai

Phone: 021-38511000

(15) Company name: CNOOC Sales (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Address: Building 4, District 7, Hepingli Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing

Phone: 010-84520970/84520660

(16) Company name: Jiangyin Bain Import and Export Co., Ltd.

Address: Room 805, No. 105 Pujiang Road, Lingang Economic Development Zone, Jiangyin City, Jiangsu Province

Phone: 0510-66253335

(17) Company name: Guangzhou Metal Mine Import and Export Co., Ltd.

Address: No. 774, Dongfeng East Road, Guangzhou, China

Phone: 86-20-87752204/87337739

(18) Company name: Tianjin Tairong Chemical Trading Co., Ltd.

Address: 1712, Tower Building, Xinda Plaza, Jiefang North Road, Heping District, Tianjin

Phone: 022-23303666

(19) Company name: Tianjin Guangyuan International Trade Co., Ltd.

Address: 1-1301, 108 Dazhigu Middle Road, Hedong District, Tianjin

Phone: 022-24389162

(20) Company name: Xinzhengxing (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd.

Address: Room 1203, Xin'an Building, 99 Tianzhou Road, Caohejing Development Zone, Shanghai

Phone: 86-21-54450202

(21) Company name: Ham Dehua Chemical (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Address: Room 905, Kerry Center Office Building, 1515 Nanjing West Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai

Phone: 86-21-63200808

(22) Company name: Nanjing Gutian Chemical Co., Ltd.

Address: 6-17 Zijin Technology Entrepreneurship Special Community, No. 18, Jialingjiang East Street, Jianye District, Nanjing

 Phone: 025-83346359

3. Application for investigation of the import of products

From 2016 to 2019, the number of imported products applied for investigation increased significantly. In 2016, the import volume was 18,000 tons. In 2017, it increased to 24,000 tons. Since then, it has exceeded 30,000 tons in 2018 and 2019. The cumulative increase during the four-year period reached 68.59%.

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