North American Rubber Thread.* A petition filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission by North American North American
named after North America.
North American blastomycosis
see North American blastomycosis.
North American cattle tick
see boophilusannulatus. Rubber Thread, Fall River, Mass., has triggered an antidumping an·ti·dump·ing
Intended to discourage importation and sale of foreign-made goods at prices substantially below domestic prices for the same items. investigation of the extruded rubber thread industry. The claim alleges that industry in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. has been materially injured due to imports from Malaysia of extruded rubber thread which has allegedly been subsidized sub·si·dize
tr.v. sub·si·dized, sub·si·diz·ing, sub·si·diz·es
1. To assist or support with a subsidy.
2. To secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy. by the government of Malaysia and sold in the United States at less than fair value. Data obtained from preliminary countervailing duty Noun 1. countervailing duty - a duty imposed to offset subsidies by foreign governments
tariff, duty - a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries" and antidumping investigations shows "reasonable indication that the domestic industry is materially injured. Virtually every indicator demonstrates that the condition of the domestic industry has deteriorated significantly during the period of investigation." The petitioner claims that a range of Malaysian government programs has unfairly aided Malaysian producers/exporters of extruded rubber thread. Various government-supported production and export schemes allegedly include an investment tax allowance, tax abatements and other allowances, free trade zones, export credit refinancing, rubber discounts and other incentives. The investigation period is 1988-90. The Department of Commerce will make a preliminary antidumping determination by February 5, 1992.