On October 18, 2018, Petitioners Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Polyester Textured Yarn from the People’s Republic of China and India.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The merchandise covered by these petitions, polyester textured yarn, is synthetic multifilament yarn that is manufactured from polyester (polyethylene terephthalate). Polyester textured yarn is produced through a texturing process, which imparts special properties to the filaments of the yarn, including stretch, bulk, strength, moisture absorption, insulation, and the appearance of a natural fiber. This scope includes all forms of polyester textured yarn, regardless of surface texture or appearance, yarn density and thickness (as measured in denier), number of filaments, number of plies, finish (luster), cross section, color, dye method, texturing method, or packing method (such as spindles, tubes, or beams), and regardless of end use.
The merchandise subject to these petitions is properly classified under subheadings 5402.33.3000 and 5402.33.6000 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 is dispositive.
Nan Ya Plastics Corp. America
140 East Beulah Road
Lake City, SC 29560
Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.
7201 W. Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
PAUL C. ROSENTHAL
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
3050 K Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20007
For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.
For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.
For an estimated schedule of this proceeding, please see Attachment III.
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
ALLEGED CVD MARGIN
For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment IV.
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
|2015||2016||2017||2017 Jan-Jun||2018 Jan-Jun|
|Volume (short tons)||17,931||19,124||21,310||10,074||14,072|