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Import Restrictions Considered on Rubber Resins

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

In investigation 337-TA-849 on certain rubber resins and processes for manufacturing same, the International Trade Commission is requesting comments no later than August 14, 2013 on whether the issuance of exclusion orders and/or cease and desist orders would affect the public health and welfare in the U.S., competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the U.S., or U.S. consumers. In particular, the ITC is interested in comments that:

- explain how the articles potentially subject to the orders are used in the U.S.;

- identify any public health, safety or welfare concerns in the U.S. relating to the potential orders;

- identify like or directly competitive articles that the complainant, its licensees or third parties make in the U.S. that could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded;

- indicate whether the complainant, the complainant’s licensees and/or third-party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the requested orders within a commercially reasonable time; and

- explain how the requested orders would impact U.S. consumers.

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