WASHINGTON—The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to maintain existing antidumping duty orders on imports of emulsion SBR from four countries after completing a five-year sunset review of the measures.
In a July 10 ruling, the ITC determined that revoking the duties "would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time," according to a news release from the commission.
Antidumping orders on ESBR imports from Brazil, Mexico, Poland and South Korea were first set in July 2017 and ranged from 9.66 percent to 44.3 percent following a petition by Lion Elastomers L.L.C. and East-West Copolymers, the latter of which no longer is in business.
Companies impacted by the duties included South Korea's LG Chem Ltd. and Kumho Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Poland's Synthos S.A., Arlanxeo Brasil S.A. and Mexico's Negromex S.A. de C.V.-Planta Altamira.