INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
28 Jun 2018 Definitive duty
19 Dec 2017 Preliminary duty
31 May 2017 Initiation

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: 19 Dec 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On May 31, 2017 three firms (DAK Americas LLC, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America, and Auriga Polymers Inc.) filed petitions seeking the imposition of antidumping duties on fine denier polyester staple fiber imported from China, India, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

The U.S. International Trade Commission reached an affirmative determination in its preliminary injury vote on July 14, 2017. 

On December 19, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determinations. In the China investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 181.46 percent for mandatory respondent Jiangyin Hailun Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd., and 63.26 percent for mandatory respondent Jiangyin Huahong Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. The China-wide entity received a preliminary dumping rate of 181.46 percent, based on adverse facts available. In the India investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 2.66 percent for mandatory respondent Reliance Industries Limited and assigned a dumping rate of 21.43 percent to mandatory respondent Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Limited based on adverse facts available. Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 2.66 percent for all other producers and exporters of fine denier polyester staple fiber from India. In the Korea investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of zero percent for mandatory respondent Toray Chemical Korea Inc., and assigned a dumping rate of 45.23 percent to mandatory respondents Down Nara Co., Ltd. and Huvis Corporation based on adverse facts available. Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 30.15 percent for all other producers and exporters of fine denier polyester staple fiber from Korea. In the Taiwan investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of zero percent for mandatory respondent, Tainan Spinning Co., Ltd., and assigned a dumping rate of 48.86 to mandatory respondent, Far Eastern Textile Ltd. (Far Eastern) based on adverse facts available. Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 24.43 percent for all other producers and exporters of fine denier polyester staple fiber from Taiwan. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates.

On May 24, 2018 the Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of fine denier polyester staple fiber from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan. Commerce determined that exporters from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan sold fine denier polyester staple fiber in the United States at less than fair value. The dumping margins determined by Commerce are as follows: China – 65.17 – 103.06 percent; India – 21.43 percent; Korea – 0 - 45.23 percent; and Taiwan – 0 - 48.86 percent. As a result of these decisions, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of fine denier polyester staple fiber from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan based on the final rates, as appropriate.

On June 28, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of fine denier polyester staple fiber from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of these products from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

355 Man-made fibres
5503 Synthetic staple fibres, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning.
550320 Of polyesters

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