cargo shipOn 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.

PETITIONERS

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

 

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.

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

For an estimated schedule of this proceeding, please see Attachment III.

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

China: 67.93%

India: 40.50%-130.58%

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
China
Volume (short tons) 17,931 19,124 21,310 10,074 14,072
Value ($) 31,367,610 29,490,959 35,002,044 10,622,127 24,063,800
AUV ($/ST) 1,749 1,542 1,642 1,664 1,710
India
Volume (Units) 12,938 12,182 13,120 7,308 6,797
Value ($) 21,469,396 17,778,556 19,598,734 10,622,127 11,071,927
AUV ($/unit) 1,659 1,459 1,494 1,453 1,629

 

CONTACT US

For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Nithya Nagarajan, Jeffrey Neeley, or Stephen Brophy.