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Commerce To Probe Rubber Band Imports From 3 Countries

Law360 (February 22, 2018, 7:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has initiated investigations into whether rubber bands imported from China, Sri Lanka and Thailand had been subsidized or dumped in the U.S. and sold at unfairly low levels, Commerce announced Wednesday.

Commerce launched the anti-dumping and countervailing probes at the behest of domestic rubber band manufacturer and wholesaler Alliance Rubber Company, which petitioned back in January on the grounds that producers from China, Sri Lanka and Thailand were receiving government subsidies and undercutting the domestic market.

“The department will act swiftly, while...
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