February 10, 2022
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Economy,
Trade and Industry
Initiation of an Expiry Review of the Anti-Dumping Duties on Polyethylene Terephthalate with a High Degree of Polymerization Originating in the People’s Republic of China
On December 3, 2021, the Minister of Finance received an application to extend the period* of imposition of the anti-dumping duties on polyethylene terephthalate with a high degree of polymerization** originating in the People’s Republic of China*** from the applicant (Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.). The Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) examined the application in accordance with the provisions of the international rules under the WTO Agreements and related domestic laws and regulations, and found that the application fulfilled the formal requirements for initiating an expiry review. As a result, the ministries decided to initiate the expiry review (Public Notice on February 10, 2022).
*Note: The Government of Japan has initiated imposing the anti-dumping duties on polyethylene terephthalate with a high degree of polymerization originating in the People’s Republic of China (39.8%-53.0%), where the taxable period is from December 28, 2017, to December 27, 2022 (for five years).
**Note: The product is in general white pellet-shaped raw material and mainly used for bottles or sheets.
***Note: Excluding the regions of Hong Kong, China and Macao, China.
The expiry review is to be concluded within one year, in principle. The ministries will explore objective evidence collected from interested parties including suppliers in China and domestic producers as providing opportunities for them to present evidence and information.
Based on the findings from the expiry review, the Government of Japan will determine whether or not there is the threat that the importation of the dumped product and the fact of material injury, etc., to the domestic industry caused by the importation of the dumped product would be likely to continue or recur after the expiry of the period, in accordance with the provisions of the international rules under the WTO Agreements and related domestic laws and regulations, and make a decision on whether or not to extend the period of imposition of the anti-dumping duties on the product subject to the expiry review.
1. Summary of the Written Application(PDF:34KB)
2. Questionnaire (Japanese)