Melamine ex­ports fac­ing head­winds in United States

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS -

TheUS Com­merce Depart­ment said on Wed­nes­day that it was im­pos­ing an­tidump­ing du­ties and launch­ing coun­ter­vail­ing duty in­ves­ti­ga­tions into melamine im­ports from China and Trinidad and Tobago. Melamine is a crys­talline pow­der or gran­ule that is typ­i­cally used in the pro­duc­tion of melamine resins used in lam­i­nates, sur­face coat­ings, ad­he­sives, mold­ing com­pounds and pa­per treat­ment, the depart­ment said in a state­ment. The in­ves­ti­ga­tions are in re­sponse to a pe­ti­tion filed by Cor­ner­stone Chem­i­cal Company based in theUS state of Louisiana. The company al­leged that melamine from China and Trinidad and Tobago were sold be­low the fair value of the prod­ucts in theUS mar­ket with dump­ing mar­gins of 255.44 per­cent to 363.31 per­cent and 166.9 to 189.1 per­cent re­spec­tively, while pro­duc­ers and ex­porters from th­ese coun­tries also re­ceived gov­ern­ment sub­si­dies.

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