Pakistan's National Tariff Commission (NTC) last week imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on import of Chinese polyester staple fibre (PSF) in a bid to provide protection to domestic manufacturers.

The duty ranges from zero to 10.44% for different Chinese PSF exporters, and will be applicable for a provisional period of four months, ahead of dumping duty announcements for the next five years.

Jiangy Hushong Chemical Fiber and Zhangjiagang Chengxin Chemical Fiber, which are Pakistan's major exporters of Chinese PSF, have been exempted from the duty.

The anti-dumping investigations were requested by Dewan Salman Fibers, Ibrahim Fibers, and ICI Pakistan on behalf of the domestic industry in July last year.

By Ahmed Abdullah.