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      the People's Republic of China  Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from China

Case Number:   A-570-886

Anniversary Month: August

Final Rates:

Zongshan Rally Plastics Co., Ltd., and Rally Plastics Co., Ltd. - 17.92 %
PRC–Wide Rate - 77.57%


The merchandise subject to this antidumping duty order is PRCBs which may be referred to as t–shirt sacks, merchandise bags, grocery bags, or checkout bags. The subject merchandise is defined as non–sealable sacks and bags with handles (including drawstrings), without zippers or integral extruded closures, with or without gussets, with or without printing, of polyethylene film having a thickness no greater than 0.035 inch (0.889 mm) and no less than 0.00035 inch (0.00889 mm), and with no length or width shorter than 6 inches (15.24 cm) or longer than 40 inches (101.6 cm). The depth of the bag may be shorter than 6 inches (15.24 cm) but not longer than 40 inches (101.6 cm).

PRCBs are typically provided without any consumer packaging and free of charge by retail establishments, e.g., grocery, drug, convenience, department, specialty retail, discount stores, and restaurants, to their customers to package and carry their purchased products. The scope of the order excludes (1) polyethylene bags that are not printed with logos or store names and that are closeable with drawstrings made of polyethylene film and (2) polyethylene bags that are packed in consumer packaging with printing that refers to specific end–uses other than packaging and carrying merchandise from retail establishments, e.g., garbage bags, lawn bags, trash–can liners.

Imports of the subject merchandise are currently classifiable under statistical category 3923.21.0085 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). This subheading also covers products that are outside the scope of the order. Furthermore, although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. 
                                                                                                                             History | Current Rates

August 1, 2008, through July 31, 2009 entries to be liquidated as entered -- U.S. Department of Commerce rescinds administrative review
On December 23, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its rescission of the antidumping duty administrative review of polyethylene retail carrier bags from China affecting entries made from August 1, 2008, through July 31, 2009.  As a result of this rescission, all affected entries will liquidate as entered.

Zhongshan Rally Plastics & Rally Plastics obtain reduction from 25.10% to 17.92% in antidumping duty rates in administrative review affecting August 1, 2007, through July 31, 2008 entries.

On December 4, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the Final Results of its antidumping duty administrative review of polyethylene retail carrier bags from China The Department of Commerce determined that Zongshan Rally Plastics Co., Ltd., and Rally Plastics Co., Ltd.were dumping polyethylene retail carrier bags in the United States.  The Department of Commerce calculated Zongshan Rally Plastics and Rally Plastics rate at 17.92% for August 1, 2007, through July 31, 2008 entries.  In the previous review, Zongshan Rally Plastics and Rally Plastics rate was 25.10%.

IMPORTERS - watch the liquidation instructions and liquidations carefully.  If there are any errors in the instructions, you must sue the Department of Commerce within 2 years.  If the U.S. Customs and Border Protection does not liquidate your entries within 6 months of publication of the final, the merchandise liquidates as entered.  In this case, that would mean you would lose the refund, plus interest, to which you are entitled.


ITC Determinations:
Investigation:  Initiation | Prelim | Final Report
DOC Determinations

Investigation: Initiation | Prelim (amended) | Final
(amended) | Order
Administrative Review 04-05: Initiation | Partial Recission | Prelim
| Final (amended)
Administrative Review 05-06: Initiation | Prelim | Final 
Administrative Review 06-07: Initiation | Partial Recission | Prelim | Final 
Administrative Review 07-08: Initiation
| Prelim | Final I&D
Administrative Review 08-09: Initiation
| Rescission

Current Rates:

Producer or Exporter Rate
Beijing Lianbin Plastics and Printing Co., Ltd. 25.69%
Chun Hing Plastic Packaging Mfy. Ltd. and Chun Yip Plastic Bag Factory 17.30%
Crown Polyethylene Products (International) Ltd. 7.65%
Dongguan Maruman Plastic Packaging Co., Ltd.(Formerly known as Dongguan Zhongqiao Combine Plastic Bag Factory) 25.69%
Dongguan Nozawa Plastics Products Co., Ltd., and United Power Packaging, Ltd. (fka Dongguan Huang Jiang United Wah Plastic Bag Factory) 3.19%
Good-in Holdings, Ltd 25.69%
Guangdong Esquel Packaging Co., Ltd. 25.69%
High Den Enterprises Ltd. 11.99%
Nan Sing Plastics, Ltd. 25.69%
Ningbo Fanrong Plastics Products Co., Ltd. 25.69%
Ningbo Huansen Plasthetics Co., Ltd. 25.69%
Rain Continent Shanghai Co., Ltd. 25.69%
Shanghai Dazhi Enterprise Development Co., Ltd. 25.69%
Shanghai Fangsheng Coloured Packaging Co., Ltd. 25.69%
Shanghai Glopack Packing Co., Ltd., and Sea Lake PolyethyleneEnterprise, Ltd. (Also known as Sea Lake Plastics Import MaterialProcessing Factory and Sea Lake Plastics Co., Ltd.) 19.79%
Shanghai Jingtai Packaging Material Co., Ltd. 25.69%
Shanghai Light Industrial Products Imports and Export Corp. 25.69%
Shanghai Minmetals Development, Ltd. 25.69%
Shanghai New Ai Lian Import and Export Co., Ltd. 25.69%
Shanghai Overseas International Trading Co., Ltd. 25.69%
Shanghai Yafu Plastics Industries Co., Ltd. 25.69%
Weihai Weiquan Plastic and Rubber Products Co., Ltd. 25.69%
Xiamen Ming Pak Plastics Co., Ltd. 35.58%
Xiamen Xingyatai Industry Co., Ltd. 25.69%
Xinhui Henglong 25.69%
Zhongshan Dongfeng Hung Wai Plastic Bag Manufactory 41.28%
Zongshan Rally Plastics Co., Ltd., and Rally Plastics Co., Ltd. 17.92%
PRC-wide Rate  77.57%


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