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Final Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigations of Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber from France, Mexico, and South Korea

Final Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigations of Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber from France, Mexico, and South Korea

On June 21, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber from France, Mexico, and South Korea

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
France Arlanxeo Emulsion Rubber France S.A.S 81.86%
All Others 81.86%


Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
Mexico Industrias Negromex S.A. de C.V. 18.45%
All Others 18.45%


Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
South Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd. 18.80%
LG Chemical, Ltd. [1] 35.31%
All Others 18.80%

[1] Rate was assigned based on facts available with adverse inference.
[2] Cash deposit rates adjusted for export subsidy offsets

Event AD Investigation
Petitions Filed June 30, 2021
DOC Initiation Date July 20, 2021
ITC Preliminary Determinations August 16, 2021
DOC Preliminary Determinations January 26, 2022
DOC Final Determinations June 17, 2022
ITC Final Determinations August 1, 2022
Issuance of Orders [1] August 8, 2022

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

Country Volume/Value 2019 2020 2021
France Volume (KG) 13,699,303 11,422,462 15,387,550
Value (USD) $38,190,077 $28,228,712 $40,433,396
Mexico Volume (KG) 8,006,175 6,491,938 5,560,249
Value (USD) $16,674,882 $10,892,764 $14,847,291
South Korea Volume (KG) 13,674,554 8,770,592 15,158,461
Value (USD) $26,965,618 $13,196,775 $36,241,931

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheading 4002.59.00.00).


The petitioners are Zeon Chemicals L.P. and Zeon GP, LLC (Louisville, KY).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of FAQs for the final determination.

Additional case information including the scope of the investigations are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case numbers: A-427-832, A-201-855, and A-580-912 for France, Mexico, and South Korea, respectively.

Commerce currently maintains 661 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.