The import of EPDM requires a up-to-222% deposit

On October 23, 2020, the Ministry of Commerce of China issued Announcement No. 48 of 2020, announcing the preliminary ruling on anti-dumping investigations against imported EPDM rubbers originating in the United States, South Korea and the European Union, and ruling that those produced in the aforementioned countries (regions) There is dumping of imported EPDM rubber, the domestic industry has suffered material damage, and there is a causal relationship between dumping and material damage, it is decided to start from October 28, 2020, to import EPDM from the above-mentioned countries (regions). The propylene rubber levies a margin, and the margin ratio is 12.5%-222.0%.


The margin rate imposed on each company is as follows

American company

The Dow Chemical Company 222.0%

Exxon Mobil Corporation 214.9%

ARLANXEO America, Inc. 219.8%

American Lion Elastomers Inc. 219.8%

Other American companies: 222.0%


Korean company

Kumho Polychem Co., Ltd. 12.5%

Lotte Weiss Elastomer Co., Ltd. 21.1%

Other Korean companies 24.5%


EU company

ARLANXEO Netherlands Ltd. 18.1%

ExxonMobil Chemical France 14.7%

Italy Vissaris Co., Ltd. 16.5%

Other EU companies 31.7%


Specific description of the product under investigation

Scope of investigation: imported EPDM rubber originating in the United States, South Korea and the European Union.

Product name under investigation: EPDM rubber.

English name: Ethylene-Propylene-non-conjugated Diene Rubber or Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)

Chemical Structure:

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Physical and chemical properties: EPDM is a terpolymer of ethylene, propylene and non-conjugated diene. It has a white or slightly yellow solid appearance at room temperature and is easy to mix. The physical properties, chemical characteristics and processing properties of EPDM are mainly different due to the molecular structure of the polymer, and the factors related to the molecular structure are the third monomer type, Mooney viscosity and oil-extended content. . EPDM rubber has good aging resistance, chemical resistance, low temperature resistance and dielectric properties.

Main application: EPDM rubber has a wide range of uses, and can be used in construction, wire and cable, automobile industry, transportation and other fields. In terms of construction, it is mainly used for roof single-layer waterproofing membranes, etc.; in terms of wire and cable, it is mainly used for power input lines of civil and commercial buildings, cables for construction machinery, cables for mining, cables for nuclear power plants, automotive ignition wires, control and signals Cables, etc.; in the automotive industry, they are mainly used for non-tire parts of automobiles, trucks and buses, including automobile water tanks and heat-resistant hoses, sealing strips, rubber bands, body and chassis parts, rain strips, bottom plates and ring tubes, etc. ; In traffic, it is mainly used in vehicle door and window sealing strips, shock absorption, waterstop, etc.

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