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Brazil Initiates Anti-Dumping Case against Mexican Drywall

On Tuesday 10/17, the Brazilian Government initiated an antidumping investigation on Imports of Gypsum Board (NCM 6809.11.00) originating in Mexico. This investigation was initiated by the Associação Brasileira de Drywall and Trevo Industrial de Acartnado.

Gypsum board, often referred to as drywall or plasterboard, is the generic name for materials made with a noncombustible gypsum core and a paper facing that are used in the building of ceilings and walls. This product creates a fire-safe, continuous surface that can be used in the construction of homes, offices, and other buildings.

Brazil is a significant market for Mexican gypsum board. Currently, the normal value is US $252.31/t, the export price is US $134.93/t, and the alleged dumping margin is US $117.38/t (87%).

The producers affected are the ones that exported to Brazil between April 2016 and March 2017 (dumping period of investigation). Interested parties have until November 6 to request to participate in the investigation.

This is not the first time that construction materials have been investigated as part of a Brazilian anti-dumping case. Other examples of investigations include tiles, steel, and PVC.

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