On November 2, 2021, the Ad Hoc Coalition of American SAP Producers (“Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of superabsorbent polymers from Korea.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The merchandise covered by this order is superabsorbent polymers (“SAP”), insoluble in water, which result from a polymerization of primarily acrylic acid monomer molecules (or its sodium salts) with crosslinkers to form crosslinked polymer networks, with a high capacity to absorb and retain water and aqueous liquids, originating from the Republic of Korea.
All forms and sizes of SAP, regardless of packaging type, including but not limited to granules, pellets, powder, flakes, liquid, or gel are within the scope of this order.
The scope also includes SAP that is combined, commingled, or mixed with other products. For such combined products, only the SAP component is covered by the scope of this order. SAP that has been combined with other products is included within the scope, regardless of whether the combining occurs in third countries. A combination is excluded from this order if the total SAP component of the combination (regardless of the source or sources) comprises less than 5 percent of the combination, on a dry weight basis.
Notwithstanding the foregoing language, an SAP combination that is transformed through a chemical reaction or physical process into another product such that the SAP can no longer be separated from the other products is excluded from the scope.
Subject merchandise includes material matching the above description that has been produced in and exported from Korea.
SAP is classified under HTSUS subheading 3906.90.5000. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive.
100 Park Ave.,
Florham Park NJ 07932
Evonik Superabsorber LLC
299 Jefferson Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Stephen J. Orava, Esq.
KING & SPAULDING LLP
1700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.
For a list of U.S. importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.
|Petition Filed||November 2, 2021|
|DOC Initiation||November 22, 2021|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||November 16, 2021|
|Request to appear at hearing||November 22, 2021|
|Hearing||November 24, 2021|
|Briefs||November 29, 2021|
|ITC Vote||December 17, 2021|
|DOC Investigation Schedule:|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||April 11, 2022|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||June 27, 2022|
|ITC Final Investigation:|
|ITC Final AD Determination||August 9, 2022|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE FROM KOREA