Antidumping Investigation on Polyester Resin from China

Today, January 29th, the Ministry of Economy published the Notice of initiation of the Antidumping Investigation on Imports of Polyester Resin, originating from China in the Mexican Official Gazette.


The companies, Alpek Polyester México, S.A. de C.V. (APM), and Indorama Ventures Polymers México, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Indorama) are domestic producers in Mexico and requested the antidumping investigation

Investigated Product

The product under investigation is Polyester Resin or Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Resin, also known as PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate), with an intrinsic viscosity equal to or greater than 60 milliliters/gram (ml/g) (0.60 deciliter/gram (dL/g)), including blends of virgin PET resin with recycled or recovered PET, provided such blends meet the intrinsic viscosity requirements above.

Mexican Tariff Item

Polyester Resin enters under tariff items 3907.61.01 and 3907.69.99 of the Mexican Tariff of the General Import and Export Tax Law (TIGIE). Before 2022, the MxHS code was 3907.60.99.

Normal Value Determination

The Ministry rejected that China is a non-market economy per the evidence and claims submitted by the petitioners. As a result, the Ministry of Economy determined the normal value according to the constructed value methodology.

Period of Investigation (Dumping)

July 1st, 2022, to June 30th, 2023.

Period of Analysis (Injury)

July 1st, 2020, to June 30th, 2023.

Deadline to Participate

The deadline to submit the questionnaire is March 8, 2024, although an extension may be requested.

List of Producers and Exporters

If you are interested in the list of Chinese producers and exporters of polyester resin, check out our legal alert on this antidumping investigation.

Do you need more information?

VTZ is a Mexican Law Firm with 50 years of experience, specialized in International Trade with a strong focus on antidumping investigations. Contact our key members today:

Adrian Vázquez

Adrian Vázquez

Managing Partner

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