The US department of commerce has announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India. The investigations found that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from 32.04 to 459.98 per cent and 7.09 to 20.45 per cent, respectively. Based on the preliminary rates, the department of commerce will instruct US Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of polyester textured yarn from China and India. The investigations were carried out following a petition filed by Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. (Greensboro, NC) and Nan Ya Plastics Corp. America (Lake City, SC).