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TAA Decision 97109

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        UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 
Employment and Training Administration 
TA-W-97,109 
GLOBAL PLASTICS, INC. 

PERRIS, CALIFORNIA 
Certification Regarding Eligibility 
To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers 

In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended ("Act"), 19 U.S.C. 
§ 2273, the Department of Labor ("Department") herein presents the results of an investigation 
regarding certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance ("TAA") for workers. 

The investigation was initiated in response to a TAA petition dated June 30, 2021 and filed 
on July 2, 2021 by a State Workforce Office, on behalf of former workers of Global Plastics, 
Inc., Perris, California (hereafter referred to as the "worker group"). In accordance with 20 C.F.R. 

618.110 a worker group is defined as, ""¦inclusive of teleworkers and staffed workers." 
The worker group is engaged in activities related to the production of egg and food 
packaging containers, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) sheet roll and pellets and are not 
separately identifiable by product. 

The petition alleged that worker separations, or threats thereof, were due to the worker 
group being subject to an ITC injury per a notification from the USDOL: ITC Investigation 
Numbers 731-TA-1455 and 1457 involving Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Sheet from Korea 
and Oman. The determination was published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2020 (Vol. 
85, No. 176). 

The International Trade Commission (ITC) found that an industry in the United States is 
materially injured by reason of imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) sheet from Korea and 
Oman. The ITC's determination(s) was published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2020. 

During the course of the investigation, the Department collected information from the 
petitioner(s), the workers' firm, and other relevant sources. 
The group eligibility requirements for workers of a firm under Section 222(e) of the Act, 
19 U.S.C. § 2272(e), are satisfied if the following criteria are met: 

Member of Domestic Industry Criterion 

(1) the workers' firm is publicly identified by name by the International Trade Commission 
as a member of a domestic industry in an investigation resulting in"” 
(A) an affirmative determination of serious injury or threat thereof under section 202(b) 
(1); 
(B) an affirmative determination of market disruption or threat thereof under section 
421(b)(1); or 
(C) an affirmative final determination of material injury or threat thereof under section 
705(b)(1)(A) or 735(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)(1)(A) and 
1673d(b)(1)(A)); 
The Department determines that the member of a domestic industry criterion has been met. 

Timely Petition Filing Criterion 

(2) the petition is filed during the 1-year period beginning on the date on which"” 
(A) a summary of the report submitted to the President by the International Trade 
Commission under section 202(f)(1) with respect to the affirmative determination 
described in paragraph (1)(A) is published in the Federal Register under section 202(f) 
(3); or 
(B) notice of an affirmative determination described in subparagraph (B) or (C) of 
paragraph (1) is published in the Federal Register; and 
The Department determines that the timely filing of a petition criterion has been met. 

Employment Criterion 

(3) the workers have become totally or partially separated from the workers' firm within"” 
(A) the 1-year period described in paragraph (2); or 
(B) notwithstanding section 223(b), the 1-year period preceding the 1-year period 
described in paragraph (2). 
The Department determines that the employment criterion has been met. 

Conclusion 

After careful review of the facts obtained in the investigation, I determine that workers of 

Global Plastics, Inc., Perris, California, who are engaged in activities related to the production of 
egg and food packaging containers, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) sheet roll and pellets meet 
the worker group certification criteria under Section 222(e) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2272(e). In 
accordance with Section 223 of the Act, 19 U.S.C. § 2273, I make the following certification: 

"All workers of Global Plastics, Inc., Perris, California, who became totally or partially 
separated from that employment on or after September 10, 2019, through September 10, 

2021, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade 

Act of 1974, as amended." 

Signed in Washington, D.C. this 17th day of September, 2021 

/s/ Hope D. Kinglock
_______________________
HOPE D. KINGLOCK 
Certifying Officer, Office of 
Trade Adjustment Assistance 


      

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