On April 17, 2007 The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China issued an announcement that they had decided to levy anti-dumping duty on imports of paper for electrolytic capacitor originating from Japan. The term of the duty was put in place for a period of five (5) years to be reviewed April 18, 2012.
On April 18, 2012, after requests from the electrolytic capacitors industry in China to continue the measures, The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of announced their plan to review the anti-dumping duty on imports of paper for electrolytic capacitor from Japan in announcement No. 15, 2012. They may determine to extend the anti-dumping measures if they believe that removing the duty would result in continued dumping.
Industry expert Dennis M. Zogbi at Paumanok Publications, Inc., commented, “Capacitor paper is very important part of Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor and very special part of industry. I will be keeping an eye on the decision by The Ministry of Commerce and implications on the supply chain.”
No official date has been mentioned for the release of the final review decision, however, the measure was due to expire on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.