The USITC has determined that “the US xanthan gum industry is neither threatened by material injury nor materially injured by the imports of xanthan gum from Austria.”
The USITC should be making the final ruling on or before July 12, 2013, regarding a duty on xanthan gum coming from China and Austria.
Due to the US anti-dumping tariff placed on Xanthan Gum imports coming from China and Austria, CP Kelco, a US manufacturer of Xanthan Gum, is expanding its San Diego facility by roughly 40%.
With the demand for xanthan gum increasing in the US and xanthan’s multiple uses in many industries, an anti-dumping tariff will hurt many US and Chinese companies. The tariff is expected to be as high as 154%.
“Chinese exporters of xanthan gum say they plan to quit the United States market after the US Department of Commerce imposed anti-dumping duties of up to 154 percent on the food additive coming from China.”
“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.