The Ministry of Commerce announced Wednesday that it will launch investigations into allegations of dumping leveled against the United States, South Korea, Thailand and China's Taiwan Province. The allegations all involve imports of unbleached kraft linerboard.
In accordance with China's anti-dumping regulation, the Ministry of Commerce will investigate whether they have in fact dumped their products in China and to what extent mainland industry has suffered from the dumping.
An investigation of this type usually takes about one year, and may be extended half a year under certain circumstances.
(China.org.cn by Tang Fuchun March 31, 2004)