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U.S. Imposes Preliminary PSF Duties

January 17, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

The U.S. Department of Commerce has made a preliminary determination that polyester staple fiber (PSF) from China has been sold in the U.S. at 4.39%-44.3% below normal value. The department launched an investigation in July based on a petition filed by Dak Americas (Charlotte, NC), Nan Ya Plastics America (Livingston, NJ), and Wellman (CW, Nov. 22, 2006, p. 44). The volumes of PSF imports from China rose by 63% from 2004 to 2005, to a sales value of around $93 million, the Commerce Department says. Officials are expected to make a final determination in...

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