It was published on July 6 in the Official Gazette Circular SECEX no. 44, issued by the Secretariat of Foreign Trade, initiating an anti-dumping investigation in Brazil on the imports of ethylene glycol monoethyl ether (MEG), from Germany.

The product under investigation is commonly classified under position 2909.43.10 of the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM).

The investigation was requested by Oxiteno Nordeste S.A., Indústria e Comércio e Oxiteno S.A. Indústria e Comércio, representing the domestic industry.

The period considered for the analysis of dumping is from January 2014 to December 2014 and the period considered for the analysis of injury is from is from January 2010to December 2014.

The argued dumping margin for Germany is 28,3%.

The interested parties (producers/exporters from the investigated country, as well as the Brazilian importers) will receive Questionnaires in the next days, to be responded and returned to the investigating authorities within 40 days.

The cooperation allows an exporter to have control over the outcome of the investigation and to ensure that any duties imposed are based on accurate data. Moreover, the cooperating exporters may be subject to individual dumping margins, which tend to be lower than the "all others" margin. In this context, we strongly advise exporters from the investigated country to participate in this investigation.

It is very important that exporters of this product from the investigated country provide detailed responses to the questionnaires on the due date, in order to allow the authorities to apply lower anti-dumping duties to the exports from the investigated origins to Brazil, or no anti-dumping duty at all.

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