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Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations of Acrylonitrile-butadiene Rubber from France, Mexico, and South Korea

Decision to Initiate 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

Country Dumping Rate
France 41.73%

 

Country Dumping Rate
Mexico 92.70%

 

Country Dumping Rate
South Korea 105.38%
Event AD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed June 30, 2021
DOC Initiation(s) Date July 20, 2021
ITC Preliminary Determination(s) [1] August 16, 2021
DOC Preliminary Determination(s) December 7, 2021
DOC Final Determination(s) February 22, 2022
ITC Final Determination(s) [2] April 8, 2022
Issuance of Order(s) [3] 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.

[1] If the International Trade Commission (ITC) makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations are terminated.
[2]This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
[3]This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the USITC.

Country Volume/Value 2018 2019 2020
France Volume (KG) 14,008,258 13,699,303 11,422,462
Value (USD) $39,725,652 $38,190,077 $28,228,712
Mexico Volume (KG) 8,409,105 8,006,175 6,491,938
Value (USD) $20,914,979 $16,674,882 $10,892,764
South Korea Volume (Metric Tons) 15,082,464 13,674,554 8,770,592
Value (USD) $35,957,001 $26,965,618 $13,196,775

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.