On November 12, 2021, Lion Elastomers ( “Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber from Czech Republic, Italy, and Russia.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The products covered by this investigation is cold-polymerized emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (“ESB rubber”). The scope of the investigation includes, but is not limited to, ESB rubber in primary forms, bales, granules, crumbs, pellets, powders, plates, sheets, strip, etc. ESB rubber consists of non-pigmented rubbers and oil-extended non-pigmented rubbers, both of which contain at least one percent of organic acids from the emulsion polymerization process.
ESB rubber is produced and sold in accordance with a generally accepted set of product specifications issued by the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP). The scope of the investigations covers grades of ESB rubber included in the IISRP 1500 and 1700 series of synthetic rubbers. The 1500 grades are light in color and are often described as ‘‘Clear’’ or ‘‘White Rubber.’’ The 1700 grades are oil-extended and thus darker in color, and are often called ‘‘Brown Rubber.’’
Specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation are products which are manufactured by blending ESB rubber with other polymers, high styrene resin master batch, carbon black master batch (i.e., IISRP 1600 series and 1800 series) and latex (an intermediate product).
The products subject to this investigation are currently classifiable under subheadings 4002.19.0015 and 4002.19.0019 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). ESB rubber is described by Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) Registry No. 9003–55–8. This CAS number also refers to other types of styrene butadiene rubber. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive.
Lion Elastomers LLC
P.O. Box 667
1615 Main Street
Port Neches, TX 77651
Contact: Bobby Rikhoff
Telephone: +1 (225) 939-7335
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Matthew T. McGrath, Esq.
BARNES, RICHARDSON & COLBURN LLP
1850 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I .
|Petition Filed||November 12, 2021|
|DOC Initiation||December 2, 2021|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||November 29, 2021|
|Request to appear at hearing||December 1, 2021|
|Hearing||December 3, 2021|
|Briefs||December 8, 2021|
|ITC Vote||December 27, 2021|
|DOC Investigation Schedule:|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||April 21, 2022|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||July 5, 2022|
|ITC Final Investigation:|
|ITC Final AD Determination||August 19, 2022|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS
Czech Republic: 35.87%
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE