On May 31, DAK Americas LLC, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America, and Auriga Polymers Inc. filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions on imports of fine denier polyester staple fiber (fine denier PS) from China, India, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Petitioners have requested the AD duties as shown below, as well CVD duties to offset subsidies on imports from China and India.

Country

Alleged AD Rate

China

88.07 percent to 103.06 percent

India

21.31 percent to 29.70 percent

Korea

27.16 percent to 45.23 percent

Taiwan

29.32 percent to 53.81 percent

Vietnam

64.73 percent

Fine denier PSF is used in both woven and non-woven applications. Woven applications include, among other things, the production of textiles such as clothing and bedding linen. Non-woven applications include the production of household and hygiene products such as baby wipes, diapers, and coffee filters.

The merchandise subject to this proceeding is synthetic staple fibers (not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, nonwoven and other uses) of polyesters measuring less than 3.3 decitex (3 denier) in diameter. The subject merchandise may be coated, usually with a finish, or not coated.