By Liz White, UT staffBeijing, China-The Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced on 13 April 2005 that it is instigating an anti-dumping investigation on Spandex polyurethane fibre imports from Japan, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, the US and Taiwan. The announcement was in response to a 23 Feb 2005 appeal from the domestic polyurethane fibre manufacturing industry. The period under investigation runs from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2004 and the investigation on injury to China's domestic industry covers from 1 Jan 2001 to 31 Dec 2004.The announcement invites interested parties to apply to the Chinese Bureau of Fair Trade for Import and Export or the Bureau of Industry Injury Investigation of the Ministry of Commerce within 20 days from 13 April. Registration forms can be downloaded at http_//gpj.mofcom.gov.cn. Those affected can also submit written opinions to the Ministry of Commerce, the announcement said. "