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US Manufacturer Seeks Duties On Chinese Performance Fabric

Law360, New York (January 20, 2016, 5:50 PM EST) -- A textile company that frequently supplies to the U.S. Navy on Wednesday filed petitions with the U.S. government to slap tariffs on Chinese shipments of a high-performance fabric used to insulate and resist extreme heat in industrial applications, alleging that the goods have been dumped and unfairly subsidized.

Auburn Manufacturing Inc. filed a pair of petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission claiming that imports of certain amorphous silica fabric, or ASF, originating from China have ravaged its business interests.

"As a result of the lost sales, AMI has suffered decreased production, revenue and profits," the...

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