March 8, 2023
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Economy,
Trade and Industry
Initiation of an Expiry Review of the Anti-Dumping Duties on Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide Originating in the People’s Republic of China
On January 23, 2023, the Minister of Finance received an application to extend the period* of imposition of the anti-dumping duties on Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide** originating in the People’s Republic of China*** from the applicants (Tosoh Hyuga Corporation and Tosoh Corporation). The Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) found that the application fulfilled the formal requirements for initiating an expiry review by examination in accordance with the provisions of the international rules under the WTO Agreements, and related domestic legal regulations. As a result, the ministries decided to initiate the expiry review (Public Notice on March 8, 2023).
*Note: The Government of Japan imposes the anti-dumping duties on Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide originating in the People’s Republic of China (the rates of the anti-dumping duties: 34.3% - 46.5%), where the taxable period is from September 1, 2008, to February 29, 2024.
**Note: It is dark grey powder and used as positive electrode materials for batteries (alkaline battery, lithium battery, and other types of battery), etc.
***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 the People’s Republic of 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 likelihood 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 legal regulations to 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 (Link to Japan Customs website (Japanese only))