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PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES ON POLYESTER TEXTURED YARN FROM INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, THAILAND, AND THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”):  Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

II. Product:

The merchandise covered by this Petition is polyester textured yarn.  Polyester textured yarn is a type of synthetic multifilament yarn that is manufactured from polyester (polyethylene terephthalate or “PET”).  Specifically excluded from this definition are textured yarns manufactured from materials other than polyester (such as nylon, polypropylene, and polyethylene).

The scope of the imported merchandise that Petitioners intend to cover in this investigation is as follows:

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).

III. HTS classifications:

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).  Merchandise may also be entered under HTSUS 5402.52.00.  Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive.

IV. Date of Filing: October 28, 2020

V. Petitioners: Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America, domestic producers of polyester textured yarn.

VI. Foreign Producers/Exporters:

Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition.

VII. US Importers named:

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VIII. Alleged Dumping Margins:

Indonesia: 15.51%

Malaysia: 75.13%

Thailand: 56.80%

Vietnam: 42.29%

IX. Comments:

A.  Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: November 18, 2020.

B.  The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the AD is January 6, 2021.

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the AD investigation.

C.  Volume and Value of Imports:

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If you have questions regarding how this investigation may impact future imports of scope merchandise or whether a particular product is within the scope of the investigation, please contact one of our attorneys.

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