INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
01 Sep 2010 Definitive duty
18 Feb 2010 Preliminary duty

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 18 Feb 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

In a petition filed on July 9, 2009, one U.S. firm seeks the imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge from China, and of anti-dumping duties on imports of this product from Taiwan. The product in question is used primarily in the craft, packaging, apparel, and floral industries, and had in the past been subject to import quotas for textile and apparel products. The petitioner stated that precise data are not available on the value of the imports of these products from China and Taiwan, due to the fact they enter under various separate items in the tariff schedule.
 
The Department of Commerce found dumping margins of 0-247.65% (China) and 0-4.37% (Taiwan), and a subsidy margin of 247.65% (China), and the U.S. International Trade Commission reached final affirmative injury determinations on August 12, 2010. As a result, the orders went into effect.
 
The petitioner had calculated dumping margins of 213.1-236% for imports from China, and dumping margins of 136.7-164.1% for imports from Taiwan. The petitioner also identified several Chinese programs that are alleged to confer subsidies on the production and export of the product.
 
China was being treated as a non-market economy (NME) in the AD investigation, making it subject to a special investigative methodology under which price comparisons are made not between prices in the United States versus prices in China, but instead between prices in the United States versus prices in another country (known as the 'surrogate'). In this instance the petitioner has requested that India be used as the surrogate country.
 
In a vote on August 24, 2016 the U.S. International Trade Commission renewed the existing anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge from China and Taiwan. The original order was imposed on August 12, 2010, with the renewed order thus exceeding the five-year 'sunset' standard that generally applies to trade-remedy measures under WTO agreements (i.e., article 21.3 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and article 11.3 of the Anti-dumping Agreement).

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

271 Made-up textile articles
6307 Other made up articles, including dress patterns.
630790 Other
279 Textiles n.e.c.
5806 Narrow woven fabrics, other than goods of heading 58.07; narrow fabrics consisting of warp without weft assembled by means of an adhesive (bolducs).
580631 Of cotton
580632 Of manmade fibres
580639 Of other textile materials
5808 Braids in the piece; ornamental trimmings in the piece, without embroidery, other than knitted or crocheted; tassels, pompons and similar articles.
580890 Other
5810 Embroidery in the piece, in strips or in motifs.
581091 Of cotton
581092 Of manmade fibres
581099 Of other textile materials
5903 Textile fabrics impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics, other than those of heading 59.02.
590390 Other
5907 Textile fabrics otherwise impregnated, coated or covered; painted canvas being theatrical scenery, studio backcloths or the like.
590700 Textile fabrics otherwise impregnated, coated or covered; painted canvas being theatrical scenery, studio backcloths or the like.

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