China will extend anti-dumping duties on potato starch imported from the EU for another five years starting from this week, the country’s commerce ministry has confirmed. The duty rates will range from 12.6% to 56.7%, the ministry said in a statement. It claimed that there is a possibility of further dumping by EU producers and the Chinese domestic industry would be harmed if the duties were scrapped. China first imposed anti-dumping duties on imported potato starch from the EU in 2007, with the duties lasting for five years. After the duties expired, the ministry launched a review of its anti-dumping measures on February 3, 2012 at the request of the China Starch Industry Association.