【 From Chinanews 】
China’s Ministry of Commerce on Monday announced it opened an investigation to determine whether polyphenylene ether originated from the United States are being dumped in China.
Polyphenylene ether (PPE), also known as PPO, is a polymer valued for its light weight, heat resistance and dimensional stability, with wide application in optics, auto and electronics industries.
The antidumping investigation was launched based on the petition filed by Nantong Xingchen Synthetic Materials Co made in June “on behalf of the domestic polyphenylene ether industry”, according to a statement from the department released on its website.
【 Review 】
This move came as the latest episode of China’s retaliation against the U.S. for its previous investigations into low-priced products from China, with the examples of wood molding and millwork products in January and corrosion inhibitors in February this year alone, largely criticized by U.S. companies for possible subsidies from the government.
Against the backdrop of worsening diplomatic relations between the world’s two largest economies, U.S. President Donald Trump last week threatened to ban TikTok, a short-video app widely accused of collecting personal data of American citizens and sharing them with the Chinese government. There is no end in sight of such a tit-for-tat trend so far.
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