Aspartame anti-dumping


The background of Aspartame anti-dumping


With Aspartame market competition becoming more fierce, there is no doubt price has to go down to grab customers. This situation not only happens in China, but in other countries. Especially in Europe, Japan & France Aspartame manufacturer Ajinomoto has to closed the factory in France because of the low price from China, around half. And Ajinomoto want to sell its France factory, but have not reached an aggrement with the buyers.

Recently, the case of aspartame (HS Code: 2924293000, E951, CAS No. 22839-47-0) anti-dumping was applied by  Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe S.A.S to European Commission, and the case was formally established on 30-May-2015.

The case was established just one week after the primary determination of Acesulfame-K (HS Code: 293499, E950, CAS No. 55589-62-3) anti-dumping.


As Aspartame manufacture, we don’t think we China Aspartame are anti-dumping to Europe. Below is our conclusion:

1. What’s is anti-dumping?

dumping” is a kind of predatory pricing, especially in the context of international trade. It occurs when manufacturers export a product to another country at a price either below the price charged in its home market or below its cost of production.The WTO Agreement does not regulate the actions of companies engaged in “dumping”. Its focus is on how governments can or cannot react to dumping — it disciplines anti-dumping actions, and it is often called the “Anti-dumping Agreement”.


2. Why we are not agree dumping Aspartame to EU?

 1) Ajinomoto’s quality is the best: after Nutrasweet stopped production, no matter in chemical items, such as assay, conductivity, ash residue… and solubility. Ajinomoto’s Aspartame is best, so according to economoc philosophy, high quality level can have a higher price among the same products.

 2)Ajinomoto put more money in R&D, Management, Advertisement than China Aspartame manufacturers.

   So it increases their manufacturing and sales cost.

 3)The labor cost is much higher than in China.

 4) The Currency Euro is aboud 7 times than RMB.


3.When the primary determination of anti-dumping will come out?

9 month later, Feb,2016.

Details about the Aspartame anti-dumping, please visit the document pdf icon

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