INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
19 Jul 2018 Definitive duty
29 Jan 2018 Preliminary duty
27 Jun 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: 29 Jan 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On June 27, 2017 Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America -- the U.S. affiliate of a Taiwan-based company -- filed a petition alleging that low-melt polyester staple fiber imported from Korea and Taiwan is being dumped. The petition alleges dumping margins of 32.95-45.84% for Korea and 30.24-62.52% for Taiwan. The product is classifiable under HTSUS 5503.20.0015.

On August 10, 2017 the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of these imports.

On January 29, 2018, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determinations. In the Korea investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 0.00 percent for Huvis Corporation. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 16.48 percent for Toray Chemical Korea Inc. Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 16.48 percent for all other producers and exporters of low melt PSF from Korea. In the Taiwan investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 52.00 percent for Far Eastern New Century Corporation. Commerce determined a preliminary dumping rate of 52.00 percent for all other producers and exporters of low melt PSF from Taiwan. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates.

On June 19, 2018 the Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of low melt polyester staple fiber from Korea and Taiwan. Commerce determined that exporters from Korea and Taiwan sold low melt polyester staple fiber at dumping margins ranging from 0.00 – 16.27 percent and 49.93 percent, respectively. As a result of today’s decisions, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of low melt polyester staple fiber from Korea and Taiwan based on the final rates, as appropriate.

On July 19, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of low melt polyester staple fiber from Korea and Taiwan. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will issue antidumping duties on imports of this product from 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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