US Polyester Textured Yarn Producers Applaud United States International Trade Commission Unanimous Final Ruling on Polyester Textured Yarn Imports from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam

WASHINGTON – November 16, 2021 – On November 16, 2021, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) issued a unanimous affirmative decision in the final injury inquiry regarding imports of polyester textured yarns from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam (subject imports).

Lead counsel for the domestic industry, Paul Rosenthal de Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP, said: “The Board’s decision gives new hope to domestic producers and their workers as fair prices will be restored to the market. Marlet. The industry is grateful for the work of Commissioners and staff and looks forward to rehire workers to serve their customers.

Following the USITC’s final affirmative determination, which is expected to be released in early December, the US Department of Commerce will issue anti-dumping duty (AD) orders covering subject imports. The anti-dumping orders are expected to be issued by the end of December 2021. The orders will implement the final Commerce Department dumping rates that were released on October 25, 2021. The rates are as follows:

Imports of polyester textured yarns from Indonesia
Producer / Exporter Dumping rate (%)
TP. Asia-Pacific Tbk Fibers 07/26
PT Polyfin Canggih 07/26
Mutu Gading 7.47
All the others 7.47
Imports of polyester textured yarns from Malaysia
Producer / Exporter Dumping rate (%)
Recron (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. 8.50
All the others 8.50
Imports of Textured Polyester Yarns from Thailand
Producer / Exporter Dumping rate (%)
Jong Stit Co., Ltd. 56.08
Sunflag Thailand Ltd. 14.47
All the others 14.47
Imports of Textured Polyester Yarns from Vietnam
Producer / Exporter Dumping rate (%)
Century Synthetic Fiber Corporation 2.58
Nam Viet Produce Polyester Co., Ltd. 22.36
Vietnam-wide rate / All others 22.36

Based on today’s affirmative vote, importers are required to make cash deposits for each shipment of subject imports, as shown in the table above. The liability of importers could increase or decrease depending on the extent of dumping found by the Department of Commerce when conducting a review of the level of dumping, which is expected to occur in 2023.

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In October 2020, two major US producers of synthetic yarns – Unifi Manufacturing Inc. and Nan Ya Plastics Corp., America – filed petitions with the Department of Commerce and the USITC alleging they were dumping imports of polyester textured yarns from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. caused material injury to the domestic industry. The Commerce Department initiated the investigations in November 2020, and the USITC made a preliminary determination in December 2020 that the imports from the four countries were injuring the domestic United States industry. As noted above, in October 2021, the Commerce Department calculated the final AD cash deposit rates.

Imports of polyester textured yarns from China and India are currently subject to significant double- and triple-digit anti-dumping and countervailing duties following previous investigations that ended in January 2020.

The product of investigation, polyester textured yarn, is a synthetic multifilament yarn made from polyester (polyethylene terephthalate). Polyester textured yarn is produced by 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 yarns regardless of surface texture or appearance, yarn density and thickness (measured in denier), number of filaments, number of folds, finish (luster), cross section, color, dyeing method, texturing method or wrapping method (such as pins, tubes or beams). Polyester textured yarn is used in many applications including clothing, automotive, furniture, bedding, rugs, fabrics and socks.

The applicant companies are represented by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

Posted on November 17, 2021

Source: US producers of polyester textured yarns