INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
16 Feb 2018 Definitive duty
31 Oct 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: 31 Oct 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

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

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

On October 31, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty investigations. In the China investigation, Commerce has calculated preliminary subsidy rates of 41.73 percent for Jiangyin Hailun Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd. and 47.64 percent for Jiangyin Huahong Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd. Commerce has determined a rate of 44.69 percent for all other Chinese producers and exporters. In the India investigation, Commerce calculated has calculated preliminary subsidy rates of 7.18 percent for Bombay Dyeing & Mfg. Co. Ltd. and 9.86 percent for Reliance Industries Limited. Commerce has determined a rate of 9.37 percent for all other Indian producers and exporters. 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 January 17, 2018, the Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations. In the China investigation, Commerce has calculated subsidy rates of 38.00 percent for Jiangyin Hailun Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd. and 47.57 percent for Jiangyin Huahong Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd. The final subsidy rates for both respondents were determined partially on the basis of adverse facts available due to the failure to provide certain information as requested by Commerce. Commerce has determined a rate of 42.79 percent for all other Chinese producers and exporters. In the India investigation, Commerce calculated has calculated subsidy rates of 13.38 percent for Bombay Dyeing & Mfg. Co. Ltd. and 27.36 percent for Reliance Industries Limited. The final subsidy rates for both respondents were determined partially on the basis of adverse facts available due to the failure to provide certain information as requested by Commerce. Commerce has determined a rate of 24.80 percent for all other Indian producers and exporters.

On February 16, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of fine denier polyester staple fiber from China and India. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, the Department of Commerce will issue countervailing duty orders on imports of this product from China and India.

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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