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Alliance Rubber files anti-dumping petition against Thailand, China and Sri Lanka

Friday, February 2, 2018

Washington, D.C. – The National Law Review reports that Alliance Rubber Co. has filed anti-dumping and countervailing duty petitions on rubber bands from Thailand, China and Sri Lanka. The U.S. AD law imposes special tariffs to counteract imports that are sold in the United States at less than “normal value.” The U.S. CVD law imposes special tariffs to counteract imports that are sold in the United States with the benefit of foreign government subsidies. For AD/CVD duties to be imposed, the U.S. government must determine not only that dumping and/or subsidies are occurring, but also that there is “material injury” (or threat thereof) because of the dumped and/or subsidized imports. Importers are liable for any potential AD/CVD duties imposed. In addition, these investigations could impact purchasers by increasing prices and/or decreasing supply of rubber bands. The products subject to these investigations are bands made of vulcanized rubber, with a flat length, as measured end-to-end by the band lying flat, no less than 1/2 inch and no greater than 10 inches; with a width, which measures the dimension perpendicular to the length, of at least 3/64 inch and no greater than 2 inches; and a wall thickness from .020 inch to .125 inch. Vulcanized rubber has been chemically processed into a more durable material by the addition of sulfur or other equivalent curatives or accelerators. Subject products are included regardless of color or inclusion of printed material. The scope includes vulcanized rubber bands which are contained or otherwise exist in various forms and packages, such as, without limitation, vulcanized rubber bands included within a desk accessory set or other type of set or package, and vulcanized rubber band balls, but excludes Bedford Elastitags, and bands that are being used at the time of import to fasten an imported product. Merchandise covered by these proceedings is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (“HTSUS”) under subheading 4016.99.35.10 (Rubber Bands Made of Vulcanized Rubber, Except Hard Rubber, of Natural Rubber). The subheading includes only vulcanized rubber bands. This HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of these proceedings is dispositive.
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