Final Determination in Antidumping Duty Investigations of Polyethylene Terephthalate Sheet from South Korea and Oman
On July 17, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of polyethylene terephthalate sheet (PET Sheet) from South Korea (Korea) and Oman.
Final Dumping Rates
|South Korea||Jin Young Chemical Co., Ltd.||7.19%|
|Plastech Co., Ltd.||52.01%|
|Oman||OCTAL SAOC – FZC||4.74%|
|Petitions Filed||July 9, 2019|
|DOC Initiation Date||August 19, 2019|
|ITC Preliminary Determinations||September 12, 2019|
|DOC Preliminary Determination||February 25, 2020|
|DOC Final Determinations||July 16, 2020|
|ITC Final Determinations||August 31, 2020|
|Issuance of Orders ||September 8, 2020|
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Act.
 This will take place on in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the ITC.
|South Korea||Volume (kilograms)||25,197,658||30,990,906||28,713,455|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 3920.62.0090). Imports of PET sheet enter under an HTSUS subheading which is a basket category and covers a significant amount of non-subject merchandise.
The petitioners are Advanced Extrusions, Inc. (Rogers, MN), Ex-Tech Plastics, Inc. (Richmond, IL), and Multi-Plastics Extrusions, Inc. (Hazleton, PA).
For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of final FAQs.
Additional case information including the scope of the investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case numbers: A-580-903 and A-523-813 for the Korea and Oman cases, respectively.
Commerce currently maintains 529 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.
Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, Commerce has initiated 266 new AD and CVD investigations – a 241 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.