On September 26, 2017, DAK Americas LLC, Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America, Indorama Ventures USA Inc., and M&G Polymers USA, LLC filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of Polyethylene Terephthalate (“PET”) Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The merchandise covered by these orders is polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin having an intrinsic viscosity of at least 70, but not more than 88, milliliters per gram (0’70 to 0.88 deciliters per gram).

The scope includes blends of virgin PET resin and recycled PET resin containing 50 percent or more virgin PET resin content by weight, provided such blends meet the intrinsic viscosity requirements above. The scope includes all PET resin meeting the above specifications regardless of additives introduced in the manufacturing process.

The merchandise subject to these orders is properly classified under subheadings 3907.61.00.00 and 3907.69.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by these orders is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

DAK Americas LLC 5925 Carnegie Blvd., Suite 500 Charlotte, NC 28209

Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America South Carolina Plant P.O. Box 939 104 E. Beulah Road Lake City, SC 29560

Indorama Ventures USA Inc. 1301 Finley Island Road Decatur, AL 35601

M&G Polymers USA, LLC North American Regional Office 450 Gears Road, Suite 240 Houston, TX 77067

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Paul C. Rosenthal KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP 3050 K Street, N.W., Suite 400 Washington, D.C. 20007

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

Brazil: 18.76% to 114.84% Korea: 58.73% to 103.48% Taiwan: 18.47% to 45.97% Indonesia: 8.49% to 95.06% Pakistan: 27.69% to 59.92%

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERSFor a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

2014 2015 2016 YTD 2016 YTD 2017
Brazil
Volume (pounds) 2,553 34,720,505 128,743,304 90,288,779 167,142,236
Value (USD) 2,062 15,852,258 51,661,565 35,786,897 88,109,978
AUV (USD/lb) 0.81 0.46 0.40 0.40 0.53
Taiwan
Volume (pounds) 65,992,260 132,619,796 254,252,032 111,477,206 148,649,164
Value (USD) 43,715,194 66,955,609 109,827,090 48,625,555 70,351,370
AUV (USD/lb) 0.66 0.50 0.43 0.44 0.47
Pakistan
Volume (pounds) 29,326,021 41,386,357 81,057,378 22,068,599 72,705,749
Value (USD) 18,020,082 19,265,177 34,103,583 9,371,404 33,224,090
AUV (USD/lb) 0.61 0.47 0.42 0.42 0.46
Indonesia
Volume (pounds) 49,310,385 44,160,011 78,087,539 33,155,684 55,561,437
Value (USD) 31,192,662 21,395,147 35,651,388 15,111,140 26,239,522
AUV (USD/lb) 0.63 0.48 0.46 0.46 0.47
Korea
Volume (pounds) 3,334,448 19,244,018 57,613,819 24,566,235 111,541,949
Value (USD) 1,992,662 8,400,047 23,980,902 9,982,350 60,801,481
AUV (USD/lb) 0.60 0.44 0.42 0.41 0.55