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China imposes anti-dumping duties on synthetic rubber from U.S., EU, Singapore

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(Reuters) – China’s Ministry of Commerce said on Friday would levy anti-dumping duties ranging from 23.1 percent to 75.5 percent on halogenated from the , the European Union and Singapore starting from Aug 20.

The ministry, which had imposed temporary anti-dumping duties on the synthetic rubber from those countries in , said the 75.5 percent tariff would apply to U.S. rubber made by Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) and other U.S. companies.

Arlanxeo faces a 27.4 percent tariff, while Exxon Mobil Chemical and other companies in the EU face 71.9 percent. Arlanxeo Singapore has been hit with a 23.1 percent tariff and other Singapore firms 45.2 percent.

A spokeswoman for Arlanxeo, a 50-50 joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Cologne-based AG (LXSG.DE), said in an email that the company continued to work with the Ministry of Commerce on the matter. Aramco said on Wednesday it planned to acquire ’ 50 percent stake in Arlanxeo.

Exxon Mobil did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Reporting by Tom Daly; additional reporting by Gary McWilliams in HOUSTON; Editing by Tom Hogue and Alexander Smith

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