THAILAND - The US Department of Commerce has determined that Thailand’s K. International Packaging Co Ltd is exporting plastic shopping bags to the US at less than normal value, according to a preliminary finding by the International Trade Administration (ITA).
In its administrative review of an anti-dumping duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags from Thailand, the ITA uncovered a 122.88% weighted-average dumping margin for bags sold in the US by K. International between 1 August 2014 and 31 July 2015.
The agency said it relied on the total facts available to make its preliminary determination because the Thai packaging company didn’t fully cooperate with the administrative review.
Ronald K. Lorentzen, acting assistant secretary for enforcement and compliance, said, “Because this company did not act to the best of its ability to respond to the department’s requests for information, we have drawn an adverse inference in selecting from among the facts otherwise available.”
Commerce said it will instruct US Customs and Border Protection to apply an ad valorem assessment rate of 122.88% to all entries of subject merchandise.