In July 2009, the United States imposed an anti-dumping as well as an anti-subsidy order. The orders have since been renewed.



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In addition to the sources hyperlinked in the description above, data on the petitioner and its claims were obtained directly from the petition. Several other documents related to the investigation may be reached at

Inception date: 18 Feb 2010 | Removal date: open ended


In a petition filed on July 9, 2009, one U.S. firm seeks the imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge from China, and of anti-dumping duties on imports of this product from Taiwan. The product in question is used primarily in the craft, packaging, apparel, and floral industries, and had in the past been subject to import quotas for textile and apparel products. The petitioner stated that precise data are not available on the value of the imports of these products from China and Taiwan, due to the fact they enter under various separate items in the tariff schedule.
The Department of Commerce found dumping margins of 0-247.65% (China) and 0-4.37% (Taiwan), and a subsidy margin of 247.65% (China), and the U.S. International Trade Commission reached final affirmative injury determinations on August 12, 2010. As a result, the orders went into effect.
The petitioner had calculated dumping margins of 213.1-236% for imports from China, and dumping margins of 136.7-164.1% for imports from Taiwan. The petitioner also identified several Chinese programs that are alleged to confer subsidies on the production and export of the product.
China was being treated as a non-market economy (NME) in the AD investigation, making it subject to a special investigative methodology under which price comparisons are made not between prices in the United States versus prices in China, but instead between prices in the United States versus prices in another country (known as the 'surrogate'). In this instance the petitioner has requested that India be used as the surrogate country.
In a vote on August 24, 2016 the U.S. International Trade Commission renewed the existing anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge from China and Taiwan. The original order was imposed on August 12, 2010, with the renewed order thus exceeding the five-year 'sunset' standard that generally applies to trade-remedy measures under WTO agreements (i.e., article 21.3 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and article 11.3 of the Anti-dumping Agreement).


Inception date: 12 Aug 2010 | Removal date: open ended


At the same date in July 2009, a simultaneous anti-subsidy investigation was launched against the described products.