December 7, 2023
Trade & Market

Peru Launches Investigation Of Chinese Fabric Imports

The South American country of Peru has initiated an investigation into import of 100 percent polyester fabrics from China.

A Peruvian textile company Tecnologa Textil S.A, requested the government to launch an anti-circumvention investigation into 100 percent polyester fabrics originating from China.

The purpose is to examine whether the products originating in China were actually exported to Peru via Malaysia.

The second purpose is to investigate whether imports were falsely declared as fabrics being of 2.0 metre width instead of 1.8 metre, to evade anti-dumping duties on 1.8 metre width fabrics.

The Committee on Dumping, Subsidies And Non-Tariff Trade barriers of the Peruvian National Competition and Intellectual Property Protection Agency issued a notice of the investigation last week.

On February 6, 2023, Peru announced that it would impose anti-dumping duties on 100 percent polyester fabrics originating in China and involving Peruvian tax numbers 5512.11.00.00 and 5512.19.00.00.

The final affirmative ruling decided to levy an anti-dumping duty of US $3.55/kg and the products involved were less than 1.8 meters in width, weighed between 80 and 200 grams per square metre.

The fabrics were woven 100 percent polyester fabrics dyed in white or solid colours and the anti-dumping measures are valid for 5 years.

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