Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations of Acrylonitrile-butadiene Rubber from France, Mexico, and South Korea
On July 21, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) investigations of acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber from France, Mexico, and South Korea.
Alleged Dumping Rates
|Petition(s) Filed||June 30, 2021|
|DOC Initiation(s) Date||July 20, 2021|
|ITC Preliminary Determination(s) ||August 16, 2021|
|DOC Preliminary Determination(s)||December 7, 2021|
|DOC Final Determination(s)||February 22, 2022|
|ITC Final Determination(s) ||April 8, 2022|
|Issuance of Order(s) ||April 15, 2022|
Note: Commerce’s preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a) of the Act. These deadlines may be extended under certain circumstances.
 If the International Trade Commission (ITC) makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations are terminated.
This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the USITC.
|South Korea||Volume (Metric Tons)||15,082,464||13,674,554||8,770,592|
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 initiation FAQs.
Additional case information including the scope of the investigation 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 620 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.