November 16, 2021
News Release 21-131
Inv. No(s). 731-TA-1550-1553 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Polyester Textured Yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam 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 Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are 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, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Commission’s public report Polyester Textured Yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam (Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1550-1553 (Final), USITC Publication 5246, December 2021) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations. 

The report will be available by December 28, 2021; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:

Washington, DC 20436


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

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:  Final antidumping duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners:  Nan Ya Plastics Corp. America, Lake City, SC; Unifi Manufacturing, Inc., Greensboro, NC.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
4.   USITC Hearing Date:  Thursday, October 14, 2021.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Tuesday, November 16, 2021.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

U.S. Industry in 2020:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  6.
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
3.   Production and related workers:  965.
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  $213 million.
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption:  $334 million.
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  15 percent.

U.S. Imports in 2020:

1.   Subject imports:  $50 million.
2.   Nonsubject imports:  $71 million.
3.   Leading import sources:  Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia.

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