SI alleged that Sino Legend and "other respondents had misappropriated SI trade secrets by importing certain tackifier resins into the U.S.
The ITC, in its final determination issued 15 Jan., confirmed that Sino Legend, Red Avenue and certain affiliates of those companies violated the U.S. Tariff Act by importing rubber resins made using SI trade secrets. The ITC has imposed a 10-year ban on the import of the affected products into the U.S., effective immediately.
Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 20 Jan 2014