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Final Determinations in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Certain Twist Ties from China

Final Determinations in the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Certain Twist Ties from China

On February 17, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of certain twist ties from China.

Final Dumping Rates

Country Producer Exporter Dumping Rates Adjusted Dumping Rates [1]
China Rongfa Plastic Products Co., Ltd. (also known as Zhenjiang Rongfa Plastic Co., Ltd) Rongfa Plastic Products Co., Ltd. (also known as Zhenjiang Rongfa Plastic Co., Ltd) 72.96% 62.42%
Tianjin Kyoei Packaging Supplies Co., Ltd. Tianjin Kyoei Packaging Supplies Co., Ltd. 72.96% 62.42%
China-Wide Entity [2] 72.96% 62.42%

[1] Dumping margin adjusted for export subsidy offsets.
[2] The China-wide entity includes mandatory respondents Zhenjiang Hongda Commodity Co., Ltd. and Zhenjiang Zhonglian I/E Co., Ltd. 
 

Final Subsidy Rate

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rate
China Zhenjiang Zhonglian I/E Co., Ltd.  111.96%
Zhenjiang Hongda Commodity Co. Ltd.  111.96%
All Others 111.96%
Event AD Investigation(s) CVD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed June 26, 2020 June 26, 2020
DOC Initiation Date July 16, 2020 July 16, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determination(s) August 10, 2020 August 10, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determination(s) December 3, 2020 November 23, 2020
DOC Final Determination(s) February 16, 2021 February 16, 2021
ITC Final Determination(s) April 2, 2021 April 2, 2021
Issuance of Order(s) [1] April 9, 2021 April 9, 2021

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the ITC.
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 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.

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
China Volume (Metric Tons) 22,198 24,321 21,587
Value (USD) $174,162,749 $191,584,400 $162,271,206

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheadings 8309.90.0000 and 5609.00.3000.)  Imports of twist ties enter under basket HTSUS subheadings that cover a significant amount of non-subject merchandise.  Therefore, the petitioner estimated that imports of twist ties accounted for approximately $4.15 million in 2019.

The petitioner is Bedford Industries, Inc. (Worthington, MN).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of FAQs for the final determination.

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-570-131 and C-570-132 for the AD and CVD cases, respectively.

Commerce currently maintains 559 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.