ANNOUNCEMENT 22 Apr 2015
In March 2015, the government of Pakistan initiated a new anti-dumping investigation. In February 2016, a definitive duty was imposed. In October 2020, a sunset review was initiated.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Government of Pakistan, National Tariff Commission, Notice ADC No. 33/2015/NTC/PSF, Notice of Initiation of Anti-dumping Investigation against Alleged Dumped imports of Polyester Staple Fiber Originating in and/or Exported from the People's Republic of China, 22.04.2015:
Government of Pakistan, National Tariff Commission, Notice ADC No. 33/2015/NTC/PSF, Notice of Preliminary Determination in Anti-dumping Investigation against Dumped Imports of Polyester Staple Fiber into Pakistan Originating in and/or Exported from the Peoples' Republic of China, 03.10.2015: http://ntc.gov.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/061015-notice-of-PD-PSF.pdf
Government of Pakistan, National Tariff Commission, Notice ADC No. 33/2015/NTC/PSF, Notice of Final Determination, 3 February 2016: http://ntc.gov.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/030216_PSF_FD_notice.pdf
WTO document G/ADP/N/357/PAK, 8 September 2021: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=q:/G/ADP/N357PAK.pdf&Open=True
On April 22nd, 2015, the Pakistani National Tariff Commission initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of polyester staple fibre from China (Notice ADC No. 33/2015/NTC/PSF, Initiation).
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code: 5503.2010.
This investigation follows the application lodged on March 27th, 2015 by Ibrahim Fibres Limited, Lahore and ICI Pakistan Limited, Lahore, domestic producers of the subject good.
On October 3rd, 2015, the Pakistani National Tariff Commission issued its preliminary findings and decided upon the imposition of a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of polyester staple fibre originating in China (Notice ADC No. 33/2015/NTC/PSF, Preliminary Determination).
The rate of the duty is 14.92% of the CIF value, at the exception of the following companies whose exports are subject to a preferential duty: Shanghai Hengyi Polyester Fiber Co., Limited (10.53%), Jiangyin Huahong Chemical Fiber Co., Limited (7.18%), Jiangyin Hailun Chemical Fiber Co., Limited (6.41%), Xiamen Xianglu Chemical Fiber Company Limited (7.17%), Nanyang Textile Co., Limited (7.17%), Suzhou Zhenbang Chemical Fiber Co. Limited (7.17%), Fujian Zhengqi High-Tech Fiber Technology Co., Limited (7.17%), Shanghai Polytex Co., Limited (7.17%).
This provisional measure is applicable for a period of four months.
On 3 February 2016, the Pakistani authorities imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the above product from China. The rate of the duty is between 2.82% and 11.51% depending on the company. The duty is in force for a period of five years starting from the imposition date of provisional duties, i.e. until 2 October 2020.
On 2 October 2020, the Pakistani authorities announced the initiation of a sunset review of the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China.