News: ESBR Producers File Antidumping Petition Against Imports from Korea, Brazil, Mexico and Poland
Jul 21, 2016
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 industry filed this petition seeking enforcement of U.S. trade laws in order to level the playing field for U.S. producers and maintain jobs in the United States. Under U.S. law, the petitioners seek the imposition of antidumping duties to offset the margin of unfair pricing by foreign producers in the U.S. market. The estimated dumping margins for imports from these countries range from 30 to 80 percent.