China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced Wednesday that it will impose provisional anti-dumping measures on cellulose pulp imported from the United States, Canada and Brazil.
The preliminary ruling requires importers of the product to place deposits with Chinese customs ranging from 0.7 percent to 50.9 percent of the imports starting Thursday, depending on the dumping margin, said a MOC statement.
The ministry said companies from the above-mentioned countries had dumped cellulose pulp on the Chinese market and such imports caused substantial damage to the domestic industry.
The ministry launched an anti-dumping probe into imported cellulose pulp in February.
Cellulose pulp, made from plant fiber, is used as a raw material in the production of viscose and acetate fiber.