By a 6-0 vote, the U.S. International Trade Commission has announced its affirmative decision on the petition filed by U.S. producers of laminated woven polypropylene sacks against dumped and subsidized imports of these products from China. Laminated woven sacks are typically used to package pet foods, bird seeds and similar products sold at retail.
The ITC’s affirmative vote means that
U.S. importers of these products from China will be required to pay high duties
to offset unfair pricing and Chinese government subsidies. This will
restore fair competition in the U.S.
The vote is the final determination in
investigations that began on June 28, 2007, when the Laminated Woven Sacks
Committee filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions with the ITC and
the U.S. Department of Commerce. The members of the Committee are Bancroft Bag
Inc.; Coating Excellence International LLC; Hood Packaging Corp.; Mid-America
Packaging LLC; and Polytex Fibers Corp.