A press release has been issued announcing that the 3 leading producers of fine denier virgin polyester staple have filed an Anti dumping and Countervailing Duty petition against suppliers of polyester staple of less than 3.3 decitex (3 denier) from China, Vietnam, India, South Korea and Taiwan. The petition alleges very meaningful levels of penalties against the 5 countries: Read the press release here… 

 

AKC Note:There has been a 55% increase since 2011 of imports into the USA of Polyester Staple of less than 3.3 dtx and the following table shows the volumes from the 5 countries in the petition. These countries accounted for 87% of total imports in this category in 2016, with China alone at 56%,

Country Unit 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
World KG    58,915,805     63,544,731     70,809,404     92,628,406  120,353,493  131,546,458
China KG    26,352,969     26,849,051     28,454,410     34,548,597     51,249,053     73,598,217
Vietnam KG        385,221       1,390,936       1,238,785       9,211,888     11,322,398     12,950,550
India KG      7,004,505       8,359,925     11,487,420       9,952,354     12,970,043     12,413,470
Korea, South KG      2,489,561       5,984,174       5,411,207       6,397,541       9,284,350       8,186,613
Taiwan KG      3,851,120       3,049,374       5,551,352       7,836,709       7,009,515       7,363,996
Top 5 % share 68.0% 71.8% 73.6% 73.4% 76.3% 87.1%

Alasdair Carmichael
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