Nan Ya Plastics Corp. America Files Trade Petition

In response to surging volumes of aggressively-priced low melt polyester staple fiber (PSF) imports from Korea and Taiwan, Livingstone, N.J.-based Nan Ya Plastics Corp. America has filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting that the government investigate the dumping and resulting injury to the domestic industry, and to impose anti-dumping duties on the imports of low melt PSF from the aforementioned countries. The document states that volumes of imports of these fibers have increased more than 31 percent from 2014 to 2016, and have continued to rise during the first quarter of 2017.

“The U.S. companies producing low melt polyester staple fiber have suffered for years against rising volumes of dumped imports from Korea and Taiwan,” said Paul Rosenthal of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, counsel for Nan Ya. “The domestic industry needs trade relief from unfair import competition so that the business can thrive and continue providing critical manufacturing jobs in the United States.”

July/August 2017