South Korean authorities have initiated a sunset review on anti-dumping (AD) duty levied on pre-sensitized aluminium plates imported from China, according to Chinese local media. These plates are used for offset printing.

 

The Korea Trade Commission issued a review report on May 4, in response to a plea filed by a domestic producer. The investigation period of the anti-dumping cased is calendar year 2019, while the period for damage investigation starts from Jan 1, 2016 to Dec 31, 2019.

 

In 2017, South Korea imposed a 3-year AD duty on pre-sensitized aluminium plates imported from China, which remains in effect until Sep 6. The dumping investigation was conducted following a complaint filed by a Korean printing plate manufacturer Jail C&P. South Korean Trade Commission found that the export of low-cost printing plates from nine Chinese manufacturers caused material damage to domestic producers. The prevalent AD duties are between 5.86pc to10.21pc.

 

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