China Opens Antidumping Case on US, EU Plastics


China initiated an anti-dumping probe into imports of polyformaldehyde copolymer (POM) originating from the European Union, the United States, Japan and "China's Taiwan region", according to a Ministry of Commerce statement Sunday.

The investigation is expected to conclude by May 19, 2025. Under special circumstances, the investigation may be extended by six months,

Polyformaldehyde copolymer is a thermoplastic used in many precision parts used in phones, auto parts and medical equipment.

Taiwan is the fourth-largest source of supply to China after the EU, South Korea and the US.  South Korea was not cited in the announcement.

Canada Looking at EV Tariffs

Canada is examining whether it needs to raise tariffs on Chinese-made electric vehicles after the White House announced major new levies on them, Canadian Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development Mary Ng said on Saturday.

The Canadian government is speaking with US officials about the policy, Ng said when asked whether Canada might need to align its tariffs with the US.  “We are absolutely looking at this,” she said.


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