Petition For The Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Polyester Terephthalate (“PET”) Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan

 

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Brazil, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan.

II.  Product: The merchandise covered by this Petition is certain PET resin. "PET" is short for polyethylene terephthalate, a plastic resin that is a form of polyester. PET resin is a polymer that is formed by combining two monomers: mono ethylene glycol ("MEG") and purified terephthalic acid (“PTA"). The PET resin that is the subject of this petition has an intrinsic viscosity (“IV”) of 0.70 or more, but not more than 0.88, deciliters per gram. The merchandise covered by this petition is the same as the merchandise that was the subject of the 2005 and 2016 cases on PET resin.

III.  HTS classifications: PET resin that is the subject of this Petition is subject to different classifications under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States ("HTSUS"), depending on when during the proposed period of investigation ("POI") (January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017) the entry was made. For entries in 2014 through 2016, the following HTS subheading is applicable:

3907.60.00.30 (polyacetals, other polyethers and expoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms: poly(ethylene terephthalate), packaging grade (bottle grade and other, with an intrinsic viscosity of 0.70 or more but not more than 0.88 deciliters per gram)).

Beginning January 1, 2017, the following two HTSUS subheadings are applicable for entries of PET resin:

3907 (polyacetals, other polyethers and expoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms:

3907.61.00.00 Poly (ethylene terephthalate): having a viscosity number of 78 ml/g or higher

3907.69.00.00 Poly (ethylene terephthalate): other

IV.  Date of Filing: September 26, 2017

V.  Petitioners: DAK Americas LLC, Indorama Ventures USA, Inc., M&G Polymers USA, LLC, and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America

VI.  Foreign Producers/Exporters

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VII.  US Importers named.   

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VIII.  Alleged Dumping Margins:

Brazil: 18.76% - 114.84%;

Indonesia: 8.49% - 95.06%;

The Republic of Korea: 58.73% - 103.48%;

Pakistan: 27.69% - 59.92%;

Taiwan: 18.47% - 45.97%;

IX.  Comments:

A.  Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: October 17, 2017

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the AD investigation.

B.  The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the antidumping duty is December 5, 2017;

C.  Volume and Value of Imports:

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If you have questions regarding how this investigation may impact future imports of scope merchandise, or whether a particular product is within the scope of the investigation, please contact one of our attorneys.


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