ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Mar 2015In March 2015, the government of the United States initiated a new anti-subsidy and a new anti-dumping investigation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
http://usitc.gov/investigations/701731/2015/certain_polyethylene_terephthalate_resin_canada/preliminary.htm, http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2016/1603frn/2016-05703.txt, http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2016/1603frn/2016-05715.txt, http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2016/1603frn/2016-05707.txt, http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2016/1603frn/2016-05712.txt, http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2016/1603frn/2016-05710.txt, http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2016/1603frn/2016-05713.txt, http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2016/1603frn/2016-05705.txt, and https://www.usitc.gov/press_room/news_release/2016/er0331ll577.htm.
Three firms (DAK Americas LLC, M&G Chemicals and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America) filed a petition on March 10, 2015, seeking the imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on polyethylene terephthalate resin imported from from Canada, China, India, and Oman. Following the preliminary affirmative injury determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission on April 23, 2015, the International Trade Administration reached affirmative determinations in its preliminary subsidy investigations on August 14, 2015 (but a negative determination with respect to Oman).
It then published final determinations on March 14, 2016 with respect to Canada, China, India, and Oman, again reaching a negative determination only with respect to Oman on CVDs. On March 31, 2016 the U.S. International Trade Commission's reached an affirmative final injury determination, thus resulting in the imposition of anti-dumping duties on imports from Canada, China, India, and Oman, and countervailing duties on imports from China and India. The margins of those orders are as determined by the Department of Commerce. The commission also made negative findings with respect to critical circumstances with regard to imports of this product from India. As a result, goods that entered the United States from India in the 90 days prior to August 15, 2015, will not be subject to retroactive countervailing duties, and goods that entered the United States from India in the 90 days prior to October 15, 2015, will not be subject to retroactive anti-dumping duties.
The merchandise subject to these investigations is properly classified under subheading 3907.6000.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).