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Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

December 12, 2019
News Release 19-124
Inv. No. 701-TA-612-613 and 731-TA-1429-1430 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, Randolph J. Stayin, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of this product from China and India.

The Commission also made negative findings concerning critical circumstances with regard to imports of this product from China.  As a result, imports of polyester textured yarn from China will not be subject to retroactive antidumping and countervailing duties.

The Commission’s public report Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-612-613 and 731-TA-1429-1430 (Final), USITC Publication 5007, January 2020) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by January 20, 2020; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-612-613 and 731-TA-1429-1430 (Final)

Product Description: Polyester textured yarn is synthetic multifilament yarn that is manufactured from polyester (polyethylene terephthalate). It 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.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation: Final phase antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners: Unifi Manufacturing, Inc., Greensboro, NC; Nan Ya Plastics Corp. America, Lake City, SC.
3.   USITC Institution Date: Friday, October 18, 2018.
4.   USITC Hearing Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
5.   USITC Vote Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date: Friday, January 3, 2020.

U.S. Industry in 2018:

1.   Number of U.S. producers: 8.
2.   Location of producers’ plants: North Carolina and South Carolina.
3.   Production and related workers: [1]
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments: 1
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption: 1
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption: 1

U.S. Imports in 2018:

1.   Subject imports:  $78.1 million.
2.   Nonsubject imports:  $78.8 million.
3.   Leading import sources:  China, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan.

 

[1] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

 

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