Chinese, Taiwanese Dye Imports Unfairly Priced: Commerce

Law360, New York (November 3, 2011, 5:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has made a preliminary determination that certain ultraviolet-light-absorbing dyes imported from China and Taiwan are being sold in the U.S. for less than fair market value, in the latest trade dustup over improperly priced imports from the two nations, the department announced Thursday.

At issue are optical brightening agents, which are commonly used as additives to enhance the appearance of color of fabric and paper, causing a “whitening” effect by making materials look less yellow.

The investigation by Commerce covers all...
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