News: Commerce Department Imposes Preliminary Antidumping Duties on ESBR Imports from Korea, Brazil, Mexico, and Poland
Feb 17, 2017
The manufacturers supporting the petition are Lion Elastomers of Port Neches, Texas and East West Copolymer of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The International Union of Operating Engineers and the United Steel Workers are supporting the petition.
The petition covers ESBR grades in the IISRP 1500 and 1700 series. ESBR is used primarily in the production of tires, but it is also used in a variety of other products, including conveyor belts, shoe soles, hoses, roller coverings, and flooring.
The Commerce Department will now verify the information provided by foreign manufacturers in reaching a final determination by July 3, 2017. At the same time, the US International Trade Commission will conduct a final investigation to determine by August 17, 2017, whether there is material injury to the US producers and workers. The ITC ruled preliminarily in August 2016 that the alleged dumping is causing material injury.