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The Ministry of Commerce announced the final determination result of the anti-dumping investigation on methanol

[issuing unit] Announcement No. 91 of 2010 of the Ministry of Commerce of the people's Republic of China The imported methanol from New Zealand and Saudi Arabia (hereinafter referred to as the investigated product) is subject to anti-dumping investigation. The investigated product belongs to the import and export tariff of the people's Republic of China tariff No.: 29 solution: remove the limit stop 051100 by hand

the investigating authority investigated whether there was dumping and dumping margin of the investigated product, whether the domestic industry caused by the cost expansion of the paper packaging market in China was damaged and the degree of damage, and the causal relationship between dumping and damage. According to the investigation results and the provisions of Article 24 of the anti dumping regulations of the people's Republic of China, the investigating machine issued a preliminary determination announcement on october25,2010, and preliminarily determined that the imported methanol originating in Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand was dumped, and China's domestic methanol industry suffered substantial damage, and there was a causal relationship between dumping and material damage; Imported methanol originating in Saudi Arabia is not subject to dumping. According to paragraph 2 of Article 27 of the anti dumping regulations, the investigating authority terminated its anti-dumping investigation on imported methanol originating in Saudi Arabia

after the preliminary ruling, the investigating authority will continue to investigate the dumping and dumping margin of the investigated products originating from Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand, the injury and degree of injury suffered by China's domestic industry, and the causal relationship between dumping and injury. Now that the investigation of this case has been completed, the investigating authority has made the final decision according to the investigation results of this case and the provisions of Article 25 of the anti dumping regulations of the people's Republic of China (see Annex). The relevant matters are hereby announced as follows:

I. the final ruling

after investigation, the investigating authority finally ruled that during the investigation period of this case, the investigated products originating from Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand were dumped, and China's domestic methanol industry suffered material damage, and there was a causal relationship between dumping and material damage

II. The investigated product

the investigated product in this case is methanol, which belongs to the tariff no. of the import and export tariff of the people's Republic of China. The specific description is as follows:

product range: imported methanol originating from Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand

name of the investigated product: methanol, also known as xylol, Xylin, methyl hydroxide, and the English name is methanol or methyl alcohol. Molecular formula: CH3OH

chemical structure formula:

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physical and chemical characteristics: methanol is a simple saturated alcohol, which is usually colorless, transparent, flammable, volatile and slightly alcoholic

main uses: methanol is an important basic organic chemical raw material, good solvent and high-quality fuel. It can be used to produce formaldehyde, methylamine, methane chloride, acetic acid, acetic anhydride, dimethyl ether, methyl formate, dimethyl carbonate, etc. Methanol can also produce trichlorfon, carbendazim and other pesticides. In addition, methanol is also an excellent energy and vehicle and marine fuel. MTBE (methyl tert butyl ether) is produced from methanol to produce unleaded gasoline with high octane number

III. dumping margin of final determination

the dumping margin of each company determined by the final determination is as follows:

IV. anti dumping measures

the implementation period of anti-dumping measures is five years from December 24, 2010. In view of the special circumstances of this case, with the consent of the Tariff Commission of the State Council, the anti-dumping measures will not be implemented for the investigated products for the time being, and the implementation time will be announced separately as appropriate

v. refund of deposit

the customs will refund the deposit provided by the relevant import operator to the customs of the people's Republic of China in accordance with the preliminary decision from October 28, 2010 to December 23, 2010 (including December 23, 2010)

VI. reexamination of new exporters

new exporters from the above-mentioned countries who have not exported the products under investigation to the people's Republic of China during the investigation period may apply in writing to the investigating authority for reexamination of new exporters in accordance with Article 47 of the anti dumping regulations of the people's Republic of China

7. Interim reexamination during the period of levying anti-dumping duties, the interested parties concerned may, in accordance with Article 49 of the anti dumping regulations of the people's Republic of China, apply in writing to the investigating authority for interim reexamination

VIII. Administrative reconsideration and administrative litigation

if they are not satisfied with the final decision of the case and the decision to impose anti-dumping duties, they may apply for administrative reconsideration or file a lawsuit with the people's court according to law in accordance with the provisions of Article 53 of the anti dumping regulations of the people's Republic of China

Annex: the final decision of the Ministry of Commerce of the people's Republic of China on the anti-dumping investigation of imported methanol originating in Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand

the Ministry of Commerce of the people's Republic of China

December 23, 2010

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