NEW YORK — The International Trade Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, ruled Tuesday that revoking a 21-year-old antidumping order on imports of greige polyester cotton print cloth from China would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping.

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The U.S. imposed a 22.4 percent duty on imports of greige polyester print cloth in 1983 after eight domestic textile mills, including Mount Vernon Mills, Alice Mfg., Spartan Mills and CMI Industries, filed a petition claiming the Chinese imports were severely hurting them.

The International Trade Commission, on the other hand, is conducting a full, concurrent review to determine whether revoking the order would result in further injury to the domestic industry. The ITC’s review is set to be completed by February.

The U.S. government reviews antidumping and countervailing duty orders every five years to determine whether revoking the orders would lead to dumping or further injure the domestic industry.