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MOFCOM announcement No 42 of 2014 on case-filing for anti-dumping investigation against imports of hemodialysis equipment originated in Japan and EU

Updated: Jun 16,2014 11:49 AM     english.mofcom.gov.cn

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the “Ministry of Commerce”) received, on April 21, 2014, a written petition for anti-dumping investigation formally submitted by Chongqing Shanwaishan Science & Technology Co Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “the Petitioner”) on behalf of domestic industry of hemodialysis equipment, in which the Petitioner requested an anti-dumping investigation to be conducted against imports of hemodialysis equipment originated in Japan and the EU. In accordance with relevant provisions of the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Anti-dumping, the Ministry of Commerce conducted an investigation into the qualification of the Petitioner, relevant situations of the products in question and the products of the same kind in China, impact of the imported products on domestic industry and the relevant situations of countries (regions) involved.

The evidence initially provided by the Petitioner and the initial review of the Ministry of Commerce suggest that, the total output of hemodialysis equipment of Chongqing Duotai Medical Equipment Co Ltd, Chengdu Weilisheng Biotech Co Ltd and Chongqing Aokland Medical Equipment Research Co Ltd, complies with the provisions of Article 11, Article 13 and Article 17 of the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Anti-dumping on applying by domestic industry for anti-dumping investigation.

It is claimed in the petition that, imports of hemodialysis equipment originated in Japan and the EU are exported to China at a price lower than the normal value. With the normal value determined based on the sales prices of the same products as those petitioned for investigations in the EU and Japanese markets, the export price based on the export price subject to the customs statistics of the products petitioned for investigation to China and adjustment made to various comparable factors affecting the prices, it is claimed in the petition that the margin of the products involved in the petition is comparatively large. At the same time, it is claimed in the petition, that the absolute and relative number of products entered into Chinese market increase obviously, which will reduce and inhibit the price of the same products in the domestic industry, thus leading to the deterioration of production and operation indexes such as the domestic operating rates, sales, market share, sales revenue, income before tax, ROI, and net cash follows, etc. The domestic industry has suffered from material injuries and there are causal links between the dumping of the products and the substantive industries suffered by the domestic industry. Upon review, the Ministry of Commerce believes that the petition contains the contents and relevant evidence required in Article 14 and Article 15 of the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Anti-dumping for case filing of anti-dumping investigation.

In accordance with the abovementioned review results and the provisions of Article 16 of the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Anti-dumping, the Ministry of Commerce decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation into imports of hemodialysis equipment originated in Japan and the EU as of June 13, 2014. Relevant matters are now hereby announced as follows:

I. Case-filing Investigation and Investigation Period

As of the date of issuance of the Announcement, the Ministry of Commerce conducts anti-dumping case-filing investigations against imports of hemodialysis equipment originated in the EU and Japan within an investigation period from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013, and the investigation period of industry injury is from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2013.

II. Products under Investigation and Scope of Investigation

Scope of investigation: Imports of hemodialysis equipment originated in the EU and Japan.

Name of products under investigation: 血液透析机,又称人工肾机、人工透析机, or Hemodialysis Equipment, or Renal Dialysis Equipment, Artificial Kidneys in English.

Detailed description: the hemodialysis equipment is a kind of medical instrument for hemo