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Cablegate: Gob Notification of Dumping Investigation: Methyl

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS BRASILIA 001097

SIPDIS

PLS PASS USTR FOR SCRONIN, LYANG
USDOC FOR 4322/ITA/MAC/WH/OLAC/WBASTIAN/JANDERSEN/DMCDO UGALL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD ECON BR
SUBJECT: GOB NOTIFICATION OF DUMPING INVESTIGATION: METHYL
METHACRYLATE


1. Post received a letter dated April 13, 2004 from the
Department of Commercial Defense of the Ministry of
Development, Industry and Foreign Trade's Secretariat of
Foreign Trade (SECEX) notifying the USG of the receipt of a
petition from the Brazilian company Proquigel Quimica S.A.
requesting the opening of a dumping investigation regarding the
importation of U.S. origin methyl methacrylate. The letter
states that Ministry officials determined that the petition met
the necessary Brazilian requirements and a case number
MDIC/SECEX/RJ N.52100.000112/2004-78 was opened. The letter
requests the addresses of the following U.S. companies,
identified as exporters to Brazil of methyl methacrylate: CyRo
Industries, Ineos Acrylics Inc., Lucite International Inc. and
Multicolor Inc.

2. Post received a subsequent letter dated April 27, 2004
notifying the USG of the opening of a dumping, damage and
causal relation investigation of U.S. origin methyl
methacrylate exported to Brazil. Post received a copy of the
petition and the April 20, 2004 SECEX circular publicly opening
the investigation as attachments to the letter. The letter
notes that questionnaires were sent to the following companies:
CyRo Industries, Ineos Acrylics UK Limited, Lucite
International Inc., Multicolor Inc. and Rohm and Hass Texas
Inc. Post had not responded to the first letter's request for
company addresses before receiving the second letter. The
April 27 letter also asks that Post inform the Ministry of any
other U.S. companies that exported methyl methacrylate to
Brazil during the period under investigation, April 2003 to
March 2004.

HRINAK

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