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Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations of Polyester Textured Yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam

Decision to Initiate Antidumping Duty Investigations of Polyester Textured Yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam

On November 18, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) investigations of polyester textured yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Alleged Dumping Rates

Country Dumping Rates
Indonesia 26.07 percent
Malaysia 75.13 percent
Thailand 56.80 percent
Vietnam 54.13 percent
Event AD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed October 28, 2020
DOC Initiation Date November 17, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determinations [1] December 14, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determinations April 6, 2021
DOC Final Determinations June 21, 2021
ITC Final Determinations [2] August 4, 2021
Issuance of Orders [3] August 11, 2021

Note: Commerce’s preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a) of the Act. These deadlines may be extended under certain circumstances.
[1] If the ITC makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations are terminated.
[2] This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
[3] This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the USITC.

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
Indonesia Volume (KG) 4,574,967 4,077,254 6,893,442
Value (USD) $8,265,899 $7,892,915 $12,552,039
Malaysia Volume (KG) 4,026,578 4,105,851 5,769,860
Value (USD) $6,194,355 $7,092,796 $8,802,139
Thailand Volume (KG) 1,897,618 1,214,964 4,514,487
Value (USD) $3,404,208 $2,327,748 $7,552,734
Vietnam Volume (KG) 301,768 417,032 2,449,916
Value (USD) $490,317 $777,850 $4,518,985

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheadings 5402.33.3000 and 5402.33.6000).

The petitioners are Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America (Lake City, SC) and Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. (Greensboro, NC).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of initiation 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-560-838 for Indonesia,
  • A-557-823 Malaysia,
  • A-549-843 for Thailand, and
  • A-552-832 for Vietnam.

Commerce currently maintains 539 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 306 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 283 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.