China's Ministry of Commerce announced on Monday it would initiate on Tuesday the Sunset Review of anti-dumping duties on Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) originating in or exported from Russia, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK).
The ministry would not cease imposing anti-dumping duties on these products until the review ended on September 9, 2009, said the ministry in a statement.
Sunset Review is a system ruled by World Trade Organization (WTO) Anti-dumping Agreement and generally implemented by WTO members.
If the review confirms the cancellation of anti-dumping measures will result in further dumping and damage, investigation institutions may decide to implement anti-dumping measures for another five years.
(Xinhua News Agency September 9, 2008)