WASHINGTON—The International Trade Commission has extended by two months its target date for completing its review of an ITC administrative law judge's 10-year ban on rubber tackifier resins manufactured by Sino Legend (Zhangjiagang) Chemical Co. Ltd.
The new date for completion is Jan. 13, moved from mid-November.
Judge Robert K. Rogers Jr. found June 17 that Sino Legend had injured Schenectady, N.Y.-based SI Group Inc. by using SI Group's proprietary methods of manufacturing rubber resins and selling those resins in the U.S. at a price SI Group could not match.
Sino Legend appealed July 1, claiming Rogers had relied on faulty evidence rather than requiring SI Group to meet its burden of proof. The full ITC granted Sino Legend's request for review Sept. 9.
"Sino Legend welcomes the extension, in hopes that it allows for a thorough review of the fact at hand in this critical matter," the Chinese chemical firm said.