Aerial photo taken on April 23, 2017 shows a container dock of Yangshan Port in Shanghai, east China. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)
China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced Wednesday it will start an anti-dumping investigation into imported ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) products from the United States, the Republic of Korea and the European Union.
The investigation, which kicked off on Wednesday, should be concluded by June 19, 2020, and could, under special circumstances, be extended to December 19, 2020, according to the MOC.
The EPDM is widely used as feedstock to make auto parts, wires, cables and other industrial products.