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On March 26, 2024, the Eastman Chemical Company (“Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping on DOTP imports from Taiwan, Turkey, Malaysia, and Poland.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The following language describes the imported merchandise the Petitioner intends to be included in the scope of these investigations.  The product covered by these Petitions is identical to that covered by the previous AD Order on DOTP from Korea:

The merchandise covered by this Petition is dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP), regardless of form. DOTP that has been blended with other products is included within this scope when such blends include constituent parts that have not been chemically reacted with each other to produce a different product. For such blends, only the DOTP component of the mixture is covered by the scope of these investigations.

DOTP that is otherwise subject to these investigations is not excluded when commingled with DOTP from sources not subject to these investigations. Commingled refers to the mixing of subject and non-subject DOTP. Only the subject component of such commingled products is covered by the scope of these investigations.

DOTP has the general chemical formulation C6 H4 (C8 H17 COO)2 and a chemical name of “bis (2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate” and has a Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry number of 6422–86–2. Regardless of the label, all DOTP is covered by these investigations.

Subject merchandise is currently classified under subheading 2917.39.2000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under subheadings 2917.39.7000 or 3812.20.1000 of the HTSUS. While the CAS registry number and HTSUS classification are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

Eastman Chemical Company
200 South Wilcox Drive Kingsport,
Tennessee 37660
T: 1 (423) 229-2000
1 (800)-EASTMAN
W: www.eastman.com  

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Baker & McKenzie LLP

815 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20006-4078

United States

Tel: 1 (202) 452-7000

www.bakermckenzie.com

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioners, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS For a list of importers alleged by the Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

EventEarliest Date
Petition FiledMarch 26, 2024
DOC InitiationApril 15, 2024
ITC Preliminary Investigation:
Questionnaires DueApril 9, 2024
Request to appear at hearing                                     April 14, 2024
HearingApril 16, 2024
BriefsApril 21, 2024
ITC VoteMay 10, 2024
  
DOC Investigation Schedule: 
DOC Preliminary Antidumping DeterminationSeptember 2, 2024
DOC Final Antidumping DeterminationNovember 16, 2024
  
ITC Final Investigation: 
ITC Final AD Determination                December 31, 2024

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS

Turkey:                       34.83% – 70.97%       

Taiwan:                       83.70% – 136.20%

Poland:                        60.10%

Malaysia:                    59.33%

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

 2020202120222023% Change
Taiwan     
Value (USD)$5,032,006$15,647,295$14,681,186$5,365,116-65.71%
AUV $/KG.961.721.751.39-19.45%
Turkey     
Value (USD)$1,010.779$5,509,041$22,276,586$3,561,110-35.36%
AUV $/KG1.011.962.121.62-17.44%
Malaysia     
Value (USD)$362,676$1,988,621$8,342,165$4,339,783118.23%
AUV $/KG1.303.072.081.44-53.09
Poland     
Value (USD)$607,783$1,620,417$606,369$5,564,150243.38%
AUV $/KG0.952.162.351.87-13.43%

CONTACT US For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, Stephen Brophy, or Dan Wilson.