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China probes into dumping

China began formal probe into the alleged dumping of chloroform from 4 countries and regions, including India.

india Updated: Jun 20, 2003 12:01 IST

China on Friday began formal investigation into the alleged dumping of chloroform from four countries and regions, including India, the Chinese Commerce ministry announced here on Friday.

An official statement said Chinese Commerce Ministry has begun formal investigation whether the European Union (EU), South Korea, US and India had engaged in dumping of chloroform, a chemical product.

The ministry said it will look into whether dumping of chloroform, a solvent used in refrigerants, propellants, and resins, and once used as an anaesthetic, has occurred and if so, at what level.

"An assessment will be made on any harm the possible dumping may have caused to China's domestic industry," the statement said.

The investigation is expected to conclude by May 30, 2004 and might be extended to November 30, 2004 if necessary, the statement added.