ESBR importers face high antidumping duties in US

Washington – The US Department of Commerce has levied stiff preliminary antidumping duties against importers of emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber from Brazil, Mexico, Poland and South Korea.

The Commerce Department determination came down 17 Feb, five months after the International Trade Commission voted preliminarily that the US ESBR industry is suffering material injury because of imports from the four countries. The ITC vote was 6-0.

Lion Elastomers LLC and East-West Copolymers petitioned the ITC on 21 July 2016, requesting antidumping relief from ESBR imports. The United Steelworkers union…

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