NEW YORK—Kumho Petrochemical Co. Ltd. has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of International Trade, seeking a judicial review of the U.S. International Trade Commission's decision to levy antidumping duties against emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber imports from South Korea.
The ITC voted 2-2 on Aug. 3 to make a final determination that ESBR imports from South Korea, Poland, Mexico and Brazil were causing material injury to U.S. ESBR manufacturers through selling their products in the U.S. at less than fair value.
Within the ITC, a tie vote constitutes an affirmative decision.
On July 19, the U.S. Department of Commerce levied antidumping duty rates against ESBR imports from all four countries. In the case of South Korea, Commerce set duty rates of 44.3 percent against Kumho and another South Korean ESBR producer, Daewoo International Corp.