United States commences anti-dumping duties investigation on dioctyl terephthalate from Taiwan, Turkiye, Malaysia and Poland

On 26 March 2024, a petition for anti-dumping duties (“Petition”) was filed before the United States (“US”) Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission to initiate anti-dumping duties investigations on dioctyl terephthalate under subheadings 2917.39.20, 2917.39.70, and 3812.20.10 of the US Harmonized Tariff Schedule (“subject merchandise”) imported from Taiwan, Turkiye, Malaysia and Poland. The Petition was filed by Eastman Chemical Company (“Petitioner”).
The Petitioner alleges that the subject merchandise from Taiwan, Turkiye, Malaysia and Poland which are sold in the US at less than fair value, are causing, or threatening to cause, material injury to the US domestic industry by reason of the sharp increase of imports of the subject merchandise. The Petitioner has experienced this present material injury, inter alia, through declines in production, loss of sales and revenue, loss of market share, and loss of profitability.
The Petitioner further alleges that the volume of the subject merchandise increased from 7,146 metric ton (“MT”) in 2020 to 23,180 MT in 2022, representing a significant 224% increase in volume over this period. The Petitioner is seeking for the US Department of Commerce to impose anti-dumping duties of 59.33% from Malaysia while the relative dumping margins sought for imports of the subject merchandise from Taiwan, Turkiye and Poland range from 34.83% to 136.20%.
Please contact Ms. Lim Koon Huan (Partner), Mr. Manshan Singh (Partner) or Ms. Ho Pui Yan (Associate) of our Anti-Dumping and Trade Remedies Practice Group for further information.

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