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.

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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.