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Ref. : EIC 111/3/10/1

6 September 2018

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 835/2018

US : Anti-dumping Action against Rubber Bands from the Mainland of China : Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value

The US Department of Commerce (DoC) announced in the Federal Register (FR) notice of 6 September 2018 its preliminary determination that rubber bands from the Mainland of China were being, or were likely to be, sold in the US at less than fair value.  The weighted-average dumping margin was found to be 27.27%.  The FR notice is available at:

2.On 22 March 2018, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) already published its preliminary affirmative determination that there was a reasonable indication that an industry in the US was materially injured by reason of imports of rubber bands from the Mainland of China. If the final determination of the DoC is affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination on whether the domestic industry in the US is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of the subject imports within 45 days after the DoC's final determination.


3.For traders involved in the export of the subject product produced in Guangdong, please contact Li Xuefei, Director of Trade Remedy Division under the Guangdong Department of Commerce at 8620 3881 6201. The Division is responsible for, among others, guiding and coordinating enterprises in Guangdong Province in responding to AD investigations against products of the Province.

4.For enquiries about the content of this circular, please contact Mr Lewis LAU at telephone number 2398 5405.

Yours faithfully,

(Miss Ivy TAM)
for Director-General of Trade and Industry

Note: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, the Department cannot guarantee this to be so and will not be held liable for any reliance placed on the same.