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US launches antidumping tariffs against xanthan gum producers

9:31 AM MST | January 15, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

The US Department of Commerce (Commerce Department) says it has enacted preliminary antidumping tariff rates against Chinese and Austrian xanthan gum exporters covering all xanthan gum imports into the United States. The move follows a unanimous vote last August in which the US International Trade Commission ruled that domestic producers of xanthan gum were unfairly hurt by low-priced Austrian and Chinese products being sold in the US market. CP Kelco (Atlanta), a producer of specialty hydrocolloids, asked US officials to take action on the matter...

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