USA has charged China with dumping of woven sacks made from polyethylene and polypropylene, used for retail packaging of pet food and bird seed.
Chinese producers have sold the sacks in USA at 63.89-108.09% below fair value. US customs have been instructed to collect a cash deposit or bond on imports from China, based on the preliminary dumping margins.
US woven sack producers Bancroft Bag, Mid-America Packaging, Coating Excellence International, Polytex Fibers Corp., and Hood Packaging Corp. had petitioned the government for the investigation in June 2007.
The probe began in July 2007, focusing on woven sacks consisting of one or more layers of PE and/or PP fabric, and laminated by an exterior layer of plastic film such as biaxially-oriented PP, or paper.