INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
12 Dec 2019 Definitive duty
26 Jun 2019 Preliminary duty
18 Oct 2018 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: 26 Jun 2019 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-dumping

On October 18, 2018 Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America filed petitions requesting the imposition of countervailing and antidumping duties on polyester textured yarn imported from China and India. The U.S. International Trade Commission immediately initiated its preliminary injury investigations. The merchandise subject to these petitions is classified under subheadings 5402.33.3000 and 5402.33.6000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.

On November 30, 2018 the U.S.  International Trade Commission determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value. As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue with its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.

On June 26, 2019 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India, finding that exporters from China have dumped polyester textured yarn in the United States at margins of 76.07 percent and 77.15 percent, while exporters from India have dumped polyester textured yarn in the United States at margins of 17.88 percent and 35.92 percent. As a result of today’s decisions, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of polyester textured yarn from China and India based on these preliminary rates.

On November 14, 2019, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations. In the China AD investigation, Commerce assigned an average dumping rate of 76.07 percent to the only non-individually examined company that qualified for a separate rate, Jiangsu Hengli Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 77.15 percent to the China-wide entity, which includes both mandatory respondents and other Chinese producers and exporters determined to be non-cooperative. In the India AD investigation, Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 47.51 percent, based on adverse facts available, to mandatory respondent JBF Industries, Limited. Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 17.62 percent to mandatory respondent Reliance Industries, Limited. Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 17.62 percent to all other Indian producers and exporters.

On December 12, 2019 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India. As a result of the determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping and 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
5402 Synthetic filament yarn (other than sewing thread), not put up for retail sale, including synthetic monofilament of less than 67 decitex.
540233 Of polyesters

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