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U.S. Customs Initiation of AD/CVD Investigations on Yarn from China and India

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Client Advisory - U.S. Customs Initiation of AD/CVD Investigations on Yarn from China and India 2018-11-12

Dear Valued Customer,

On November 7, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated its less-than-fair-value and countervailing duty investigations on “Polyester Textured Yarn from India and the People’s Republic of China (China)” (Initiation Notices).  These investigations have been assigned the following case numbers: A-533-885 and C-533-886 (India) A-570-097 and C-570-098 (China).
 
The Scope of Merchandise covered by these investigations reads as follows:
 
The merchandise covered by these investigations, 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).
 
The merchandise subject to these investigations is properly classified under subheadings 5402.33.3000 and 5402.33.6000 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 is dispositive.
 
Requirements For Submitting Comments On The Scope Of The Investigations:  Please be sure to comply with all three requirements established below.
 
Deadline for Submitting Comments:
 
As announced in the Initiation Notices, Commerce is setting aside a period for interested parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (scope).  The period for scope comments is intended to provide Commerce with ample opportunity to consider all comments and to consult with parties prior to the issuance of the preliminary determinations, as appropriate.  If scope comments include factual information (see 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21)), all such factual information should be limited to public information.  Commerce requests that all such comments be filed by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on November 27, 2018, which is 20 calendar days from the signature date of this notice.  Any rebuttal comments, which may include factual information, must be filed by 5:00 p.m. ET on December 7, 2018, which is 10 calendar days after the initial comments deadline.  Commerce requests that any factual information the parties consider relevant to the scope of the investigations be submitted during this time period.  However, if a party subsequently finds that additional factual information pertaining to the scope of the investigations may be relevant, the party may contact Commerce and request permission to submit the additional information.  All such comments must be filed on the records of each of the concurrent AD and CVD investigations identified above.
 
Required Entry of Appearance:
 
Parties wishing to participate in this segment and be included on the public service list must file a letter of appearance.  Section 351.103(d)(1) of Commerce’s regulations states that “with the exception of a petitioner filing a petition in an investigation, to be included on the public service list for a particular segment, each interested party must file a letter of appearance.” The letter of appearance must be filed separately from any other document (with the exception of an application for APO access).  Note, the letter of appearance must state how the party qualifies as an interested party (e.g., an exporter, producer, importer of the subject merchandise) and must include a point of contact, including address, telephone/fax number and email address.
 
All submissions to Commerce must be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS).  An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by the time, typically 5 p.m., and date when it is due.  Documents excepted from the electronic submission requirements must be filed manually (i.e., in paper form) with Enforcement and Compliance’s APO/Dockets Unit, Room 18022, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, and stamped with the date and time of receipt by the applicable deadlines.
 
For your convenience, Commerce has the following resources available online to assist you in complying with these electronic filing procedures: 
Required Certifications:
 
Please note that the following certification requirements are in effect for company / government officials as well as their representatives.  In all segments of antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceedings initiated on or after August 16, 2013, parties submitting factual information must use the formats for the certifications provided at the end of the Final Rule.  See Certification of Factual Information to Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule). See also the frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available here.
 
For Further Information Contact: AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230: 
  • Kate Johnson at (202) 482-4929 (Antidumping Duty Investigation from India);
  • Irene Gorelik at (202) 482-6905 (Antidumping Duty Investigation from China);
  • Janae Martin at (202) 482-0238 (Countervailing Duty Investigation from India); and
  • Robert Palmer at (202) 482-9068 (Countervailing Duty Investigation from China).
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Read the complete text of CSMS #18-000669 here on the website of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
 

Source: CBP Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS)
 
Thank you for being our Valued Customer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Milgram-C.H. Robinson for further information.
 
 

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