China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced on Tuesday temporary anti-dumping measures against Tertiary Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) imports from India.
Importers of Indian TBHQ should submit cash deposits to Chinese customs from Wednesday, the MOC said.
According to the ministry's investigations, TBHQ from India has been dumped on the Chinese market and such imports have caused substantial damage to the domestic industry.
The MOC launched an anti-dumping probe into imported Indian TBHQ on August 22 last year.
TBHQ is a kind of antioxidant, which can be used in instant noodles, bacon, dried food cans and fried food.