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Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties and Countervailing Duties on Textured Yarn from India and the People’s Republic of China

Case Summary

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) and India

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”). 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.

Specifically excluded from this definition are textured yams manufactured from materials other than polyester (such as nylon, polypropylene, and polyethylene).

III.  HTS classifications:

The polyester textured yarn that is the subject of this Petition is classified under two statistical reporting numbers in Chapter 54 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS””), 5402.33.3000 and 5402.33.6000, as follows.

Reporting for polyester textured yarn is in kilograms, and the “column I” rate of duty is 8.8 percent for HTSUS 5402.33.3000 and 8.0 percent for 5402.33.6000. Polyester textured yarn is produced exclusively from polyester, and thus should not be classified under statistical reporting numbers 5402.31 or 5402.32 (textured yarn of nylon or other polyamides), 5402.34 (textured yarn of polypropylene), or 5402.39 (textured yarn of other organic polymers). HTSUS statistical reporting numbers are provided for convenience and U.S Customs and Border Protection purposes only and do not define the scope of the Petition.

IV.  Date of Filing: October 18, 2018

V.  Petitioners: Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America

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 (No CVD Margins Listed):

PRC: 67.93%

India: 40.50%

IX.  Comments:

A.  Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: November 08, 2018.

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

B.  The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the AD is December 27, 2018; CVD is November 7, 2018.

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

C.  Volume and Value of Imports:

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D.  List of Alleged Subsidy Programs:

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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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