US may levy antidumping duty on xanthan gum

“The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has repeatedly urged the United States to abide by its commitment against protectionism and work together with China and other members of the international community to maintain a free, open and just international trade environment.”

The US Commerce Department is scheduled to make its final determination in May 2013.

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Anti-dumping tariff on Xanthan Gum?

Xanthan Gum  prices are expected to skyrocket in the coming months.
By now you have probably heard about the ITC  anti-dumping  investigations against imports of  xanthan gum from China and Austria, who allegedly sold xanthan gum in the US at less than fair value. These investigations will continue, and the preliminary determination is due in mid-November 2012. 
Because of these investigations and the impending anti-dumping tariff on xanthan gum, our lab is developing a xanthan gum replacement,  which will be catered to each customer individually. 
If you are interested, please let us know.