COUMARIN DUTIES

BY KEITH NUTHALL
DEFINITIVE anti-dumping duties on imports into the European Union of the fragrance fixative coumarin that has been manufactured in China have been re-imposed by the EU Council of Ministers. It agreed that a rate of Euro 3,479 per tonne should be set, reflecting concerns that the high 50 per cent level of previous dumping leading to the old duties being erected, (in 1996), would be resumed if the tariffs lapsed. This would have harmed the sole EU producer Rhodia, of Lyon, France, claimed the European Commission.

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