INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
12 Dec 2019 Definitive duty
29 Apr 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: 29 Apr 2019 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-subsidy

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 April 29, 2019 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from 32.04 to 459.98 percent and 7.09 to 20.45 percent, respectively. 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 CVD investigation, Commerce assigned a subsidy rate of 32.18 percent to mandatory respondent Fujian Billion Polymerization Fiber Technology Industrial Co., Ltd. Commerce assigned a subsidy rate of 472.51 percent to mandatory respondent Suzhou Shenghong Garmant Development Co. and 473.09 to mandatory respondent Suzhou Shenghong Fiber Co., Ltd. (and its cross-owned companies, including Jiangsu Shenghong Textile Imp. & Exp. Co. and its successor Jiangsu Huahui Import and Export
Co., Ltd.) based on the application of adverse facts available. The subsidy rate for all other Chinese producers and exporters is 32.18 percent. In the India CVD investigation, Commerce assigned a subsidy rate of 21.83 percent to mandatory respondent JBF Industries, Limited. Commerce assigned a subsidy rate of 4.29 percent to mandatory respondent Reliance Industries, Limited. The subsidy rate for all other Indian producers and exporters is 4.65 percent.

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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