Five Japanese textile manufacturers have officially approached the Ministry of Finance to ask for the levying of anti-dumping duties on certain types of short polyester fibre manufactured by South Korean and Taiwanese rivals. Teijin Ltd and Toray Industries Inc were joined by three other companies in calling for the anti-dumping duties. If successful, this would see the second case of anti-dumping charges being levied in the textile sector after the implementation of duties against cotton thread from Pakistan.