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AD/CV: Textured Yarn, Uncoated Paper, Steel Sinks, Washers, PET Resin

Friday, October 19, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Textured Yarn. A petition filed Oct. 18 alleges that polyester textured yarn from China and India is being sold at less than fair value in the U.S. market and benefitting from countervailable subsidies. The alleged average dumping margins are 40.5 percent to 130.58 percent for China and 67.93 percent for India.

The yarn covered by this petition is synthetic multifilament yarn manufactured from polyester polyethylene terephthalate. It is produced through a texturing process that imparts special properties to the filaments of the yarn, including stretch, bulk, strength, moisture absorption, insulation, and the appearance of a natural fiber. The 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. Subject goods are currently classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 5402.33.3000 and 5402.33.6000.

The International Trade Administration and the International Trade Commission will next determine whether to launch AD and CV duty and injury investigations, respectively, on these products. There are strict statutory deadlines associated with these proceedings, so affected companies that wish to protect their interests should contact trade counsel as soon as possible.

For more information contact Kristen Smith at (202) 730-4965 or David Craven at (312) 279-2844.

Uncoated Paper. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on uncoated paper from Brazil for the period Aug. 27, 2015, through Feb. 28, 2017, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of 18.8 percent for exporter/producer Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. AD duties based on this rate will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at this rate will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Oct. 18.

The ITA is amending the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on uncoated paper from Portugal for the period Aug. 26, 2015, through Feb. 28, 2017, to lower the weighted average dumping margin for The Navigator Company S.A. from 37.34 percent to 1.75 percent. AD duties based on this rate will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at this rate will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results.

Stainless Steel Sinks. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on drawn stainless steel sinks from China for the period April 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018, with respect to 18 companies based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review by the petitioner. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess AD duties on entries of subject goods from these companies at the AD cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Washers. In the final results of its sunset review of the AD duty order on large residential washers from Korea, the ITA has concluded that revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted average dumping margins up to 82.41 percent.

PET Resin. The ITC has made final negative AD injury determinations on polyethylene terephthalate resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan. As a result, no AD duty orders will be issued on such goods.

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