Final Determinations in 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 |
|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 ||72.96%||62.42%|
 Dumping margin adjusted for export subsidy offsets.
 The China-wide entity includes mandatory respondents Zhenjiang Hongda Commodity Co., Ltd. and Zhenjiang Zhonglian I/E Co., Ltd.
Final Subsidy Rate
|China||Zhenjiang Zhonglian I/E Co., Ltd.||111.96%|
|Zhenjiang Hongda Commodity Co. Ltd.||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) ||April 9, 2021||April 9, 2021|
 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.
|China||Volume (Metric Tons)||22,198||24,321||21,587|
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.