Japanese textile makers are moving to file an anti-dumping suit against textile exporters from Korea, China, and Taiwan, the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) said today.

Quoting a report from its Fukuoka office, KOTRA said Japan's chemical fibre association, which counts leading textile makers as members, is planning to file an application with the Japanese government calling for anti-dumping duties against polyester fibre imports from Korea, China and Taiwan.

Japan's polyester imports last year accounted for 54 per cent of its demand, but the imports showed no sign of slowing, prompting Japanese makers to seek the anti-dumping suit, KOTRA explained.

The agency also said that Japanese knitting businesses have also been demanding action to be taken to halt the flood of cheap imports.