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Preliminary Determinations in Antidumping Duty Investigation of Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Italy

Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Italy

On April 26, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber from Italy.

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
Italy Versalis S.p.A 28.97% [1]

[1]Rate based on facts available with adverse inferences

Event AD Investigation
Petition(s) Filed November 15, 2021
DOC Initiation(s) Date December 6, 2021
ITC Preliminary Determination December 30, 2021
DOC Preliminary Determination April 25, 2022
DOC Final Determination July 11, 2022
ITC Final Determination August 25, 2022
Issuance of Order [1] September 1, 2022

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission.
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). For countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a)(1) of the Act.

Country Volume/Value 2019 2020 2021
Italy Volume (KG) 4,864,689 4,770,272 3,110,956
Value (USD) $7,276,342 $6,005,922 $5,987,462

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheadings 4002.19.0015 and 4002.19.0019).


The petitioner is Lion Elastomers LLC (Port Neches, TX).

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

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 number: A-475-844.

Commerce currently maintains 658 AD and countervailing duty (CVD) orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.