Summary of the petition: Acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber from France, Mexico and South Korea

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Summary of the petition: Acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber from France, Mexico and South Korea


On June 30, 2021, Zeon Chemicals LP and Zeon GP, ​​LLC (“Petitors”) filed a petition for the imposition of anti-dumping duties on imports of latex-free and non-hydrogenated acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber from France , Mexico and South Korea.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The product subject to this investigation is commonly referred to as acrylonitrile butadiene rubber or nitrile rubber (“NBR”). NBR is a synthetic rubber produced by the emulsion polymerization of butadiene and acrylonitrile with or without the incorporation of a third component selected from methacrylic acid or isoprene. NBR is sold in the form of balls, slabs, crumbs, powder, granules, particles and liquid. NBR in the form of latex (HTSUS under subheading 4002.51.00) is excluded from the scope of this investigation. Also excluded from the scope of this investigation are: a) additives containing NBR (for example nitrile rubber still mixed with fillers, reinforcing agents, vulcanizing agents, etc .; for example, products classified in sub -position HTSUS 4005); b) NBR containing rubber processing chemicals, NBR containing other materials used for further processing beyond the polymerization process: and, (c) hydrogenated NBR (commonly referred to as HNBR) produced by subsequent dissolution and hydrogenation of NBR. The commodity subject to this investigation is classified in the HTSUS under subheading 4002.59.00. Although the subheading HTSUS is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the commodity under investigation is determinative.

PETITIONERS

Zeon Chemicals LP

4111 Bells Lane,

Louisville, KY 40211

Contact Person: Brian Cail

Telephone: (502) 775-2078

Email: [email protected]

APPLICANTS ‘LAWYER

Matthew T. McGrath, Esq.

BARNES, RICHARDSON & COLBURN LLP

1850 rue M NO

Bureau 1060

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 438-0070

DESIGNATED PRODUCERS / EXPORTERS

For a list of the foreign producers / exporters alleged by the Applicant, please see Annex I.

DESIGNATED IMPORTERS

For a list of the importers alleged by the petitioner, please see Annex II.

ESTIMATED CALENDAR

Event Oldest date
Petition filed June 30, 2021
Initiation to DOC July 20, 2021
ITC preliminary investigation:
Questionnaires to be submitted July 14, 2021
Request to appear at the hearing July 19, 2021
Audience July 21, 2021
Slips July 26, 2021
ITC vote August 16, 2021
DOC’s investigation schedule:
DOC’s Preliminary Anti-Dumping Determination December 7, 2021
DOC’s final anti-dumping determination February 21, 2022
ITC Final Survey:
ITC AD Final Determination 6 avril 2022

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS

France : 72,27%

Mexico: 97%

South Korea: 110.31%

IMPORT OF GOODS SUBJECT

2018 2019 2020
France
Quantity (kg) 14.012.835 13 699 303 11 405 649
Value ($) 39 734 882 38 190 077 28 200 660
VUM ($ / kg) 2,84 2,79 2,47
Mexico
Quantity (kg) 8 409 105 8 006 175 6 491 938
Value ($) 20 914 979 16 674 882 10 892 764
VUM ($ / kg) 2.49 2.08 1,68
South Korea
Quantity (kg) 15 083 526 13 674 908 8 770 592
Value ($) 35 959 275 26 966 893 13 196 775
VUM ($ / kg) 2,38 1,97 1,50

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