Commerce Wants Duties On Xanthan Gum From China, Austria

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce gave its final green light Wednesday to anti-dumping duties on xanthan gum from China and Austria, sending the investigation to the U.S. International Trade Commission for a final decision.

Commerce said exporters from the two countries had sold the food thickening agent at less-than-fair value on the U.S. market, a practice that can drive prices down and push domestic manufacturers out of business.

Under U.S. anti-dumping law, the ball is now the in the ITC's court. If the trade body issues...
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