WASHINGTON—The International Trade Commission has determined that the U.S. industry "is not materially injured or threatened" by imports of acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) from France, Mexico and South Korea.
In a unanimous 5-0 decision issued July 11, the ITC said that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that the NBR imported from those countries is "sold in the United States at less than fair value." As a result of the ITC's vote, Commerce will not issue antidumping orders on the NBR from France, Mexico and South Korea.
The ITC said apparent U.S. consumption of the NBR was $165.1 million, and that the imports in question accounted for $89.8 million.
The investigation was started in response to a petition filed in June 2021 by Zeon Chemicals L.P. that covered bale, slab, crumb, powder, pellet, particulate and liquid forms of NBR. NBR Latex and hydrogenated NBR (HNBR) were excluded from the petition.