Brazil suspends liquid epoxy resins anti-dumping investigation

13 January 2014 20:04 Source:ICIS News

CAMPINAS, Brazil (ICIS)--Brazil has suspended an anti-dumping investigation on liquid epoxy resins (LER) after a request from Dow Chemical, the nation's industry and trade ministry said.

Dow said on Monday that it had no comments.

Earlier this year, Dow had requested an investigation to determine if there were dumping practices on LER exports from South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, China and India.

Brazil's paint manufacturer association Abrafati welcomed Dow's request, which helped bring the investigation to an end.

According to Abrafati, the government decision will benefit the country's coatings industry, which will now be able to import liquid epoxy resins at better prices. 
By Leo Siqueira