China has decided to start an anti-dumping investigation into art paper imported from South Korea, Japan, the US and Finland, China Daily said. The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation will investigate whether dumping took place and, if so, will decide whether it infringed China’s regulations on anti-dumping. The State Economic and Trade Commission will also investigate any damage done to China’s industries from the alleged dumping.
The allegation of dumping was made by the four largest domestic producers of art paper, which together account for more than 60 per cent of art paper production in China. The country only started manufacturing art paper two years ago. South Korea supplies about 40 per cent of China’s total imports, while Japan, the US and Finland each account for about 10 per cent of imports.