shipping containersOn September 26, 2017, DAK Americas LLC, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America, Indorama Ventures USA Inc., and M&G Polymers USA, LLC filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of Polyethylene Terephthalate (“PET”) Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The merchandise covered by these orders is polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin having an intrinsic viscosity of at least 70, but not more than 88, milliliters per gram (0’70 to 0.88 deciliters per gram).

The scope includes blends of virgin PET resin and recycled PET resin containing 50 percent or more virgin PET resin content by weight, provided such blends meet the intrinsic viscosity requirements above. The scope includes all PET resin meeting the above specifications regardless of additives introduced in the manufacturing process.

The merchandise subject to these orders is properly classified under subheadings 3907.61.00.00 and 3907.69.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by these orders is dispositive. 

PETITIONERS

DAK Americas LLC
5925 Carnegie Blvd., Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28209

Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America
South Carolina Plant
P.O. Box 939
104 E. Beulah Road
Lake City, SC 29560

Indorama Ventures USA Inc.
1301 Finley Island Road
Decatur, AL 35601

M&G Polymers USA, LLC
North American Regional Office
450 Gears Road, Suite 240
Houston, TX 77067 

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Paul C. Rosenthal
KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP
3050 K Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20007 

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

Brazil: 18.76% to 114.84%
Korea: 58.73% to 103.48%
Taiwan: 18.47% to 45.97%
Indonesia: 8.49% to 95.06%
Pakistan: 27.69% to 59.92%

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 YTD 2016 YTD 2017
Brazil    
Volume (pounds) 2,553 34,720,505 128,743,304 90,288,779 167,142,236
Value (USD) 2,062 15,852,258 51,661,565 35,786,897 88,109,978
AUV (USD/lb) 0.81 0.46 0.40 0.40 0.53
Taiwan          
Volume (pounds) 65,992,260 132,619,796 254,252,032 111,477,206 148,649,164
Value (USD) 43,715,194 66,955,609 109,827,090 48,625,555 70,351,370
AUV (USD/lb) 0.66 0.50 0.43 0.44 0.47
Pakistan          
Volume (pounds) 29,326,021 41,386,357 81,057,378 22,068,599 72,705,749
Value (USD) 18,020,082 19,265,177 34,103,583 9,371,404 33,224,090
AUV (USD/lb) 0.61 0.47 0.42 0.42 0.46
Indonesia          
Volume (pounds) 49,310,385 44,160,011 78,087,539 33,155,684 55,561,437
Value (USD) 31,192,662 21,395,147 35,651,388 15,111,140 26,239,522
AUV (USD/lb) 0.63 0.48 0.46 0.46 0.47
Korea          
Volume (pounds) 3,334,448 19,244,018 57,613,819 24,566,235 111,541,949
Value (USD) 1,992,662 8,400,047 23,980,902 9,982,350 60,801,481
AUV (USD/lb) 0.60 0.44 0.42 0.41 0.55

CONTACT US
For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley.