U.S. Polyester Textured Yarn Producers Applaud U.S. International Trade Commission’s Final Unanimous Affirmative Injury Determination On Imports Of Polyester Textured Yarn From Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, And Vietnam

WASHINGTON — November 16, 2021 — On November 16, 2021, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) reached a unanimous affirmative decision in the final injury investigation on imports of polyester textured yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam (subject imports).

The lead counsel for the domestic industry, Paul Rosenthal of Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP, commented: “The Commission’s decision gives new hope for the domestic producers and their workers as fair pricing will be restored to the market. The industry is grateful for the work of the Commissioners and staff, and looks forward to rehiring workers to serve their customers.”

As a result of the USITC’s final affirmative determination, which is expected to be published in early December, the U.S. Department of Commerce will issue antidumping duty (AD) orders covering the subject imports. The AD orders are expected to be published by the end of December 2021. The orders will put into place the Commerce Department’s final dumping rates that were published on October 25, 2021. The rates are as follows:

Polyester Textured Yarn Imports from Indonesia
Producer/Exporter Dumping Rate (%)
PT. Asia Pacific Fibers Tbk 26.07
PT Polyfin Canggih 26.07
Mutu Gading 7.47
All Others 7.47
Polyester Textured Yarn Imports from Malaysia
Producer/Exporter Dumping Rate (%)
Recron (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. 8.50
All Others 8.50
Polyester Textured Yarn Imports from Thailand
Producer/Exporter Dumping Rate (%)
Jong Stit Co., Ltd. 56.08
Sunflag Thailand Ltd. 14.47
All Others 14.47
Polyester Textured Yarn Imports from Vietnam
Producer/Exporter Dumping Rate (%)
Century Synthetic Fiber Corporation 2.58
Nam Viet Produce Polyester Co., Ltd. 22.36
Vietnam-wide/All Others Rate 22.36


Based on today’s affirmative vote, importers must post cash deposits for each shipment of the subject imports, as indicated in the chart above.  Importers’ liability could increase or decrease depending on the extent of dumping the Commerce Department finds when it conducts a review of the level of dumping, which is expected to take place in 2023.


In October 2020, two major U.S. synthetic yarn producers — Unifi Manufacturing Inc. and Nan Ya Plastics Corp., America — filed petitions with the Commerce Department and the USITC alleging that dumped imports of polyester textured yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam were causing material injury to the domestic industry.  The Commerce Department initiated the investigations in November 2020, and the USITC preliminarily determined in December 2020 that imports from the four countries are causing injury to the U.S. domestic industry.  As noted above, in October 2021, the Commerce Department calculated final AD cash deposit rates.

Imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India are currently subject to significant double- and triple-digit AD and countervailing duties as a result of prior investigations that concluded in January 2020.

The product covered by the investigation, polyester textured yarn, is synthetic multifilament yarn that is manufactured from polyester (polyethylene terephthalate). Polyester textured yarn is produced through a texturing process, which imparts special properties to the filaments of the yarn, including stretch, bulk, strength, moisture absorption, insulation, and the appearance of a natural fiber.  This scope includes all forms of polyester textured yarn, regardless of surface texture or appearance, yarn density and thickness (as measured in denier), number of filaments, number of plies, finish (luster), cross section, color, dye method, texturing method, or packing method (such as spindles, tubes, or beams). Polyester textured yarn is used in many applications including apparel, automotive, furniture, bedding, carpet, fabric, and socks.

The petitioning companies are represented by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

Posted November 17, 2021

Source: U.S. Polyester Textured Yarn Producers