SECEX (Brazilian Secretariat of Foreign Trade) published on 07.31.2023 an official notice of initiation of a new investigation into possible resumption of antidumping duties applied (but immediately suspended) to Brazilian imports of ethanolamines (NCMs 2922.11.00 and 2922.15.00) — monoethanolamines (MEA) and triethanolamine (TEA) –, from Germany.
The last sunset review concerning ethanolamines, decided by CAMEX Resolution No. 7/2019, resulted in a 5-year extension of the antidumping duties for imports originating in the United States and Germany. However, the antidumping duties applicable to the Brazilian imports from German were suspended due to the existence of doubts as to the probable future development of imports from this origin.
Ethanolamines are organic chemical compounds with diverse applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries. They are used, for example, in the manufacture of soap, detergents, paints, dyes, rubber, machine fluids and as alkalizing agents for water in steam cycle of power plants.
The full version of the official notice of initiation is available here.
Relevance of interested parties participation
Since this is an investigation aimed at assessing the possible resumption of antidumping duties against imports from Germany, only the parties who participated in the previous proceeding shall be allowed to participate in the current proceeding. German exporters did not take part in the last review. Interested parties can submit their applications to participate in the proceeding until August 15, 2023.
The German exporters selected in the original investigation were the following: Basf S.E, Sasol Germany Gmbh, Merck KGAA, Sigma-Aldrich Chemie Gmbh, e Zschimmer & Schwarz Gmbh & Co Chemische Fabriken.
Please see in the chart below further information about the investigation:
Sources: Circular SECEX No. 28, dated of 07.28.2023, published on 07.31.2023; and CAMEX Resolution No. 7, dated of 10.30.2019, published on 11.01.2019 (ref. latest sunset review).