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September 27, 2010
The Indian government has imposed antidumping duties of between $0.307/kilogram and $0.671/kilogram on imports of sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP) from China, say local press reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/India-Imposes-Antidumping-Duty-on-STPP-from-China_29805.html
September 27, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that the Chinese government has called for stringent regulation on the production and marketing of melamine to avoid the use of melamine...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/China-Launches-Stringent-Regulation-on-Melamine-to-Ensure-Food-Safety_29802.html
September 13, 2010
The Supreme Court of India (New Delhi) has reopened the Bhopal gas case to reexamine a verdict in June by a court in Bhopal that convicted seven former Union Carbide executives for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Indias-Supreme-Court-Reopens-Bhopal-Case_29452.html
September 13, 2010
DuPont and Koch Industries (Wichita, KS) subsidiary Invista say they have signed a settlement agreement resolving three existing lawsuits between the companies concerning polymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/DuPont-Invista-Settle-Adiponitrile-Patent-Lawsuits_29453.html
September 3, 2010
The Central Administrative Court (Bangkok) has lifted a ban on 74 of the 76 suspended projects at the Map Ta Phut industrial estate in Thailand, say press reports. Map Ta Phut is home...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Thai-Court-Lifts-Ban-on-Map-Ta-Phut-Projects_29243.html
August 30, 2010
Tronox says its key creditor stakeholders have agreed on the framework for an amended plan of reorganization that will settle the company’s legacy environmental and tort liabilities and allow it to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Tort claimants, who have asserted claims related to potential asbestos, benzene, creosote and other liabilities, will recover from the newly created trusts to which Tronox will contribute $12.5 million in cash, 12% of Tronox’s interest in the Anadarko Litigation, and insurance assets worth at least $4 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Tronox-Details-Plan-to-Settle-Liabilities-as-Part-of-Chapter-11-Exit_29086.html
August 30, 2010
Chemtura, the U.S. EPA, and bankruptcy court attorneys have reached a settlement under which Chemtura will pay $26 million in environmental liabilities at 17 sites. Most of the money...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Chemtura-to-Pay-$26-Million-to-Settle-Liabilities-at-17-Sites_29091.html
August 30, 2010
A Brazilian judge has fined BASF and Royal Dutch Shell R$1.1 billion ($626 million) for medical costs to workers at a defunct agricultural chemicals plant at Paulinia. Shell and BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Brazilian-Court-Orders-BASF-Shell-to-Pay-$626-million-to-Workers-at-Former-Agchem-Plant_29084.html
August 20, 2010
Monsanto says it has received approval from Brazilian regulators for planting of the company’s Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Roundup Ready 2 soybean seeds. The approval by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/CTNBio-Clears-Monsantos-Bt-Roundup-Ready-2_28946.html
August 16, 2010
The European Commission has begun an investigation into the possible circumvention by U.S. biodiesel suppliers of European Union (EU) antidumping duties on biodiesel imports from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/European-Commission-Investigates-Biodiesel-Imports-from-U-S-_28811.html
August 16, 2010
The state of Texas is suing BP Products North America, BP’s refining division, alleging the company illegally emitted about 500,000 pounds of air contaminants at its 460,000-bpd...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Texas-Sues-BP-for-Emissions-Violations-at-Texas-City_28808.html
August 16, 2010
China has imposed definitive antidumping duties of 2%-20% on imports of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) from Korea and Thailand. The MInistry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/China-Charges-India-with-Antidumping-Fines-for-PTA-Imports_28804.html
August 16, 2010
The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA; Dubai) has sent a formal letter to Indian embassies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, protesting India’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/GPCA-Disputes-Indias-Antidumping-Charge_28805.html
August 3, 2010

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Residents-Sue-BP-Nalco-for-Corexit-Exposure_28488.html
August 2, 2010
The European Commission has fined animal feed phosphate producers a combined €175.65 million ($227 million) for conspiring to fix prices in Western Europe “from as early as March...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/European-Authorities-Fine-Phosphate-Producers-for-Price-Fixing_28493.html
August 2, 2010
The European Commission has launched an antidumping investigation into imports by the European Union (EU) of 2-chloro-1-methylethyl phosphate, a flame retardant, from China. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Flame-Retardants-from-China-Spark-EU-Antidumping-Probe_28494.html
August 2, 2010
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would temporarily suspend and/or reduces tariffs on hundreds of products, including chemical raw materials, imported into...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/U-S-Lawmakers-Okay-Tariff-Suspension-Bill_28487.html
July 19, 2010
A U.S. court has dismissed patent infringement claims filed by Solutia against Sinorgchem Co. (Shandong, China) and Korea Kumho Petrochemical (Seoul) in a case dating back to 2008...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Court-Dismisses-Solutias-Patent-Infringement-Suit_28144.html
July 19, 2010
EPA and the Sierra Club have reached an agreement aimed at setting deadlines regarding hazardous air pollutant control technology regulations for 28 sectors. The consent decree, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/Legal-Settlement-Sets-Dozens-of-U-S-Clean-Air-Deadlines_27964.html
July 19, 2010
ACC has filed a petition with U.S. EPA seeking a revision of regulations mandating prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permits for facilities in certain regions. The industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/legal/ACC-Petition-Seeks-Changes-to-EPAs-PSD-Regulations_28143.html
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