Tokyo – Japan has imposed anti-dumping duty at a rate of 69.4% on TDI (toluene diisocyanate) imports from China, excluding Hong Kong and Macau special administrative regions.
The decision was based on an investigation started in February 2014 - as utech-polyurethane.com reported at the time - following an application from Mitsui Chemicals. The results led to a preliminary determination that such imports "caused material injury to domestic industry," according to a joint press release by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Ministry of Finance.
The investigation will continue and the two ministries will make a final determination, says the press release.
The duty began on 25 December, 2014 and will end, four months later, on 24, April 2015.