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DOC continues antidumping duty on Japanese cement

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The US Department of Commerce (DOC) is to continue its antidumping duty on cement imports from Japan, according to a notice in the Federal Register. In the DOC’s view, revoking the duty would “likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the US”.

The products covered by the antidumping duty include ordinary portland cement and cement clinker, but excluding microfine cement. Microfine cement is used in the construction industry for tasks such as soil consolidation, ground and rock stabilisation, structural underpinning, and void filling.

The antidumping duty on Japanese cement and clinker was first issued in 1991 and has now been continued through four so-called sunset reviews: in 2000, 2006, 2011 and 2016. A fifth sunset review will be initiated no later than 30 days before the fifth anniversary of the date of continuation.

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