Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Demand for anti-dumping duty on polyester imports from China
Demand for anti-dumping duty on polyester imports from China
Jan '09
Since anti-dumping duties had been levied on imports of polyester from countries other than China, the local manufacturers are hopeful of having the same implemented against the Chinese exporters.

The polyester producers have petitioned to the concerned government department, mandating the creation of a tariff barrier for polyester imports from China. The Polyester Staple Fibre Manufacturers Group (PSFM) has taken the lead in lobbying for the anti-dumping duty.

In the past, China was a big importer of polyester from other Asian countries. But now over a period of time it has built vast polyester capacities, leading to negligible imports of the raw material. This has led to these manufacturers seeking new markets and also selling at low rates, to the detriment of the local polyester producers, which led to an levy being applied to imports from these countries.

China has added vast polyester capacities in the last few years and since the unfolding of the economic crisis, is looking for new markets due to the slowdown in its domestic markets. Chinese manufacturers are dumping polyester in Pakistan and other markets at prices lower than those at which they sell in the domestic markets.

This has rung alarm bells among the polyester manufactures in Pakistan, who are struggling to keep themselves afloat. Most of the polyester units are operating below capacity since the last few months and the Chinese polyester dumped at low prices is creating havoc amongst the polyester manufacturers.

fibre2fashion.com spoke to Mr Shahid Amin, Secretary General, Polyester Staple Fibre Manufacturers Group (PSFM) to get a better understanding of the situation. He said, “Yes, PSFM has petitioned to the National Tariff Commission of Pakistan to impose anti-dumping duty on Chinese PSF exporters as they are dumping PSF in Pakistan and we have supplied substantial evidences to this effect.”

According to him, the import duty on Polyester Staple Fibre was 7.5%. In the budget for the year 2008~2009 it was reduced to 4.5%. The government in the past, with the purpose to protect its domestic industry had levied a 15 percent duty on imports of polyester. But on expiry of the period in June last year, had reduced the duty substantially.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Jun 2017

Vietnam to build fashion, textile, trading centres

Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City will build large centres for designing...

Textiles | On 27th Jun 2017

Barcelona’s Unitin develops recycled Indigo yarns

Unitin, a trademark of Industrias Morera SA and a leading textile...

Information Technology | On 27th Jun 2017

ThreadSol to bring fabric solutions to Thailand

ThreadSol, an enterprise material management provider for the sewn...

Interviews View All

C. Dhandayuthapani
Mag Solvics Pvt. Ltd

ITME 2016 exploited our full strength like never before

Milind Khandwe
Hindoostan Innovation Centre

‘Modern technical textile is an indispensable tool for science and...

Evelyne Cholet

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search