On January 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued its Preliminary Determination in the ongoing antidumping investigation regarding imports of dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) from South Korea. The preliminary findings were that that dumping has occurred. The investigation will now progress forward to a final determination by the Department of Commerce, which is expected to be made on June 13, 2017. If the final determination is also affirmative, the case will move on to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for a final determination. If the ITC also rules affirmatively, it is expected that by the beginning of August 2017 the Department of Commerce will issue an order for an antidumping duty to be placed on all DOTP imported into the U.S. from Korea, even material which contains DOTP in blends with other products.
For more information, see the Department of Commerce Fact Sheet