Monday, January 10, 2005

Dumping TCE in China

China takes anti-dumping measures against chemicals 
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2005-01-08 10:01

China's Ministry of Commerce has announced the preliminary anti-dumping ruling on trichloroethylene [TCE] products from Japan and Russia.

Trichloroethylene is a liquid used as a solvent for cleaning metal parts in coloured televisions, cars, machines and micro-electronic industries.

The Ministry decided to take temporary anti-dumping measures against the products after investigators found that the dumping of the products from Japan and Russia damages the domestic industry.

From today (Friday) importers of the product have to pay fees to customs according to the anti-dumping measures.

Further investigation will continue and the final ruling will be made in April.
You mean you can't dump TCE in China? We've been doing it for years in this country. TCE is found in "at least 852 of the 1,430 National Priorities List ["Superfund"] sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)." Cite here.

[Yes, yes, I know China is talking about trade issues. You wouldn't expect them to oppose actual dumping, would you? I'm just having some fun at the expense of the millions of people around the world put at risk by TCE in their water.]