WASHINGTON—Lion Elastomers L.L.C. has filed an antidumping petition against the imports of emulsion styrene butadiene rubber into the U.S from the Czech Republic, Italy and Russia.
The petition, filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission on Nov. 12, alleged that there is a "clear pattern of unfair pricing" of ESBR from these countries.
Lion claimed this has caused material injury to the domestic industry in the form of "lost sales, decreased production volume and capacity utilization, lower profit margins, and contractions in labor force retention."
The synthetic rubber producer said it was supported in the action by the United Steelworkers Local 13-228-03 and the International Union of Operating Engineers ("IUOE") Local 564.