On May 31, 2017, a petition was filed for the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to impose Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing Duties (CVD) on Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from China, India, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.
The alleged dumping margin could be over 100% for some countries (e.g. projected 88-103% in China).
These duties could significantly impact costs for furniture and textile producers that import synthetic staple fiber that is:
- Not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, nonwoven and other uses
- Measuring less than 3.3 decitex (3 denier) in diameter
- Coated or non-coated
Schedule of Events:
- May 31, 2017 – Start
- June 14, 2017 – Return Questionnaires
- June 21, 2017 – 9:30 AM (EDT) Staff Conference
- June 26, 2017 – Postconference Briefs
- July 10, 2017 – Report to the Commission
- July 14, 2017 – Proposed Vote
- July 17, 2017 – Determination(s) Issued
- July 24, 2017 – View(s) Issued
- July 24, 2017 – End
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) releases information regularly on recent petitions and complaints. See docket number 3227 for more information regarding this particular filing.
In general, U.S. importers should be aware that the amount of Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing (CVD) investigations are increasing. Some of the recent AD/CVD petitions and complaints apply to commodities such wood and metal products, tires, canvas, chemicals, electronic devices and civil aircraft. If an AD/CVD investigation is conducted and it is determined that the imported product could harm domestic producers, duty rates could increase.
Marisol International, an Ascent Global Logistics Company, encourages all U.S. importers to actively monitor the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) website for notices of new investigations, complaints and rulings as well as seek customs legal counsel if need
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