cargo shipOn June 26, 2017, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea and Taiwan.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The merchandise subject to this proceeding is synthetic staple fibers, not carded or combed, specifically bi-component polyester fibers having a polyester fiber component that melts at a lower temperature than the other polyester fiber component, used for bonding fibers together (“low melt PSF”). The scope includes bi-component polyester staple fibers of any denier or cut length. The subject merchandise may be coated, usually with a finish or dye, or not coated.

The following merchandise is excluded from the scope: (1) polyester staple fiber equal to or greater than 3.3 decitex (greater than 3 denier, inclusive) that are not bi-component fiber, currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States at subheadings 5503.20.0045 and5503.20.0065; (2) polyester staple fiber of less than 3.3 decitex (less than 3 denier) that arc not bi-component fiber, currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States at subheadings 5503.20.0025.

Low melt PSF is classifiable under the HTSUS subheading 5503.20.0015. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under the order is dispositive.

PETITIONER

Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America
2081 FM 102 Rd.
Wharton Texas 77488

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Paul C. Rosenthal
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
3050 K Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20007

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

Korea: 32.95% to 45.84%

Taiwan: 30.24% to 62.52%

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS

For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

Imports of Subject Merchandise

  2014 2015 2016 Jan-Mar 2016 Jan-Mar 2017
Korea
Quantity (pounds) 106,685,707 120,746,354 139,081,587 33,640,166 34,901,204
Value (USD) 94,503,339 76,848,418 76,558,288 18,455,216 1.9,509,148
AUV (USD/lb) 0.79 0.64 0.55 0.55 0.56
Taiwan
Quantity (pounds) 44,750,613 50,115,434 60,059,554 13,775,377 15,519,193
Value (USD) 30,295,427 27,501,105 26,835,612 6,120,255 7,378,569
AUV (USD/lb) 0.68 0.55 0.45 0.44 0.48

CONTACT US

For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley or Michael Holton.