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USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Polyester Textured Yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam

December 11, 2020
News Release 20-143
Inv. No. 731-TA-1550-1553 (Preliminary)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Polyester Textured Yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of polyester textured yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value.

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

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue its investigations of imports of polyester textured yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, with its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about April 6, 2021.

The Commission’s public report Polyester Textured Yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam (Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1550-1553 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 5148, December 2020) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available after January 11, 2021; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:  https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Polyester Textured Yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam
Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1550-1553 (Preliminary)

Product Description:  Polyester textured yarn is synthetic multifilament yarn that is manufactured from polyester (polyethylene terephthalate) and 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:  Preliminary phase antidumping duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners:  Nan Ya Plastics Corp. America, Lake City, SC; and Unifi Manufacturing, Inc., Greensboro, NC.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
4.   USITC Conference Date:  Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Friday, December 11, 2020.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, December 14, 2020.

U.S. Industry in 2019:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  5.
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 2019:

1.   Subject imports:  $38 million.
2.   Nonsubject imports:  $103 million.
3.   Leading import sources:  Mexico, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

 

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

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