Inception date: 30 Aug 2018 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-dumping

On January 30, 2018 Alliance Rubber Company filed petitions seeking the imposition of antidumping duties on rubber bands imported from China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The U.S. International Trade Commission reached a preliminary injury determination on March 15, 2018.

On August 30, 2018 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of imports of rubber bands from China and Thailand, finding that exporters have dumped rubber bands in the United States at margins of 27.27 percent for China, and from 0.00 to 5.86 percent for Thailand. As a result of this decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of rubber bands from China and Thailand based on these preliminary rates.

On November 14, 2018 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the AD and CVD investigations of imports of rubber bands from China. Commerce determined that exporters from China have sold rubber bands at less than fair value in the United States at a rate of 27.27 percent. Commerce determined that exporters from China received countervailable subsidies at a rate of 125.77 percent. Upon publication of the final affirmative AD determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect AD cash deposits equal to the applicable final weighted-average dumping margins. Further, as a result of the affirmative final CVD determination, if the U.S. International Trade Commission makes an affirmative injury determination, Commerce will instruct CBP to resume collection of CVD cash deposits equal to the applicable subsidy rates.

On December 14, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of rubber bands from China. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce issued antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of this product from China. 

On March 1, 2019 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty investigation of imports of rubber bands from Thailand. Commerce determined that exporters from Thailand have sold rubber bands at less than fair value in the United States at rates ranging from 0.00 to 5.87 percent.

On April 9, 2019 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of rubber bands from Thailand. As a result of the determination, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from Thailand.

 

 

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Inception date: 03 Jul 2018 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-subsidy

On January 30, 2018 Alliance Rubber Company filed petitions seeking the imposition of countervailing duties on rubber bands imported from China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. 

On July 3, 2018, the Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination of the countervailing duty investigation. In the China investigation, Commerce assigned a preliminary subsidy rate of 125.77 percent for the mandatory respondents Graceful Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd., Moyoung Trading Co., Ltd., and Ningbo Syloon Imp & Exp Co., Ltd. The preliminary subsidy rate for all other Chinese producers and exporters is 125.77 percent. In the Thailand investigation, Commerce assigned a preliminary subsidy rate of 0.23 percent for mandatory respondent Liang Hah Heng International Rubber Co., Ltd. Commerce assigned a preliminary subsidy rate of 0.37 percent for mandatory respondent U Yong Industry Co., Ltd. These subsidy rates are de minimis. Because the preliminary determination is negative, no “all others” rate has been applied to any other producers/exporters of Thailand. Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect cash deposits from importers of rubber bands from China based on these preliminary rates. Because the subsidy rates calculated in the Thailand investigation are de minimis, Commerce will not instruct CBP to require cash deposits.

On November 14, 2018 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the AD and CVD investigations of imports of rubber bands from China. Commerce determined that exporters from China have sold rubber bands at less than fair value in the United States at a rate of 27.27 percent. Commerce determined that exporters from China received countervailable subsidies at a rate of 125.77 percent. Upon publication of the final affirmative AD determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect AD cash deposits equal to the applicable final weighted-average dumping margins. Further, as a result of the affirmative final CVD determination, if the U.S. International Trade Commission makes an affirmative injury determination, Commerce will instruct CBP to resume collection of CVD cash deposits equal to the applicable subsidy rates.

On December 14, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of rubber bands from China. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce issued antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of this product from China.

On March 1, 2019 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its negative final determination in the countervailing duty investigation of imports of rubber bands from Thailand, finding that exporters received de minimis countervailable subsidies. As a result, the countervailing duty investigation will be terminated.

 
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