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US proposes tariffs against xanthan gum producers
7:14 AM MST | January 18, 2013 | —Lindsay Frost
The US Department of Commerce (Commerce Department; Washington) 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 when the US International Trade Commission ruled that domestic producers of xanthan gum were unfairly hurt by low-priced Austrian and Chinese products being sold into the US market. CP Kelco (Atlanta), a producer of specialty hydrocolloids, asked US officials to take action on the matter...
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