Provisional Duties Now Payable on Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin

On November 16, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it had made preliminary determinations of dumping and subsidizing with respect to certain PET resin originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India, the Sultanate of Oman and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Subject goods are described as polyethylene terephthalate resin having an intrinsic viscosity of at least 0.70 deciliters per gram but not more than 0.88 deciliters per gram, including PET resin that contains various additives introduced in the manufacturing process, as well as blends of virgin PET resin and recycled PET containing 50 percent or more virgin PET resin content by weight.

The subject goods are usually classified under HS classification numbers 3907.61.00.00, 3907.69.00.10, 3907.69.00.90. It should however be noted that the HS codes provided are for convenience of reference only. Importers should refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Provisional duties will now be payable on the subject goods that are released from the CBSA on or after November 16, 2017.

Where margins of dumping and/or amounts of subsidy are considered insignificant, the investigation will continue but provisional duties will not be payable.

The amounts of subsidy in respect to certain PET resin of the exporters, OCTAL SOAZ FZC (Octal) and Novatex Limited (Novatex), are insignificant. As such, no provisional countervailing duties are payable on subject goods from Octal and Novatex.

Additional information about these investigations is contained in a Statement of Reasons, which will be available within 15 days on the CBSA’s website at:

Details on the on the CBSA preliminary decision in the full article on CBSA’s website.

Additional details concerning the injury inquiry are found in the CITT Preliminary Injury Inquiry and Statement of Reasons found on the CITT Website.

Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.