INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
11 May 2018 Definitive duty
13 Nov 2017 Preliminary duty

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 13 Nov 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On April 11, 2017 petitions were filed seeking antidumping duties on imports of metal tool chests and tool cabinets with drawers from China and Vietnam. The item enters under HTSUS 9403.20.0030 but may also enter under HTSUS 9403.20.0026 and 7326.90.3500.

On May 25, 2017 the United States International Trade Commission determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of these imports.

On November 13, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determinations. In the China investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 168.93 for mandatory respondent, Geelong Sales (Macao Commercial Offshore) Limited. Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 90.40 for mandatory respondent, the Tongrun Single Entity. All other producers/exporters in China that are eligible for a separate rate received a rate of 145.99 percent. All other producers/exporters in China that are not eligible for a separate rate received the China-wide rate of 168.93 percent, based on adverse facts available. In the Vietnam investigation, Commerce calculated a preliminary dumping rate of 230.31 for the sole mandatory respondent, the Clearwater Metal Single Entity. All other producers/exporters in Vietnam that are not eligible for a separate rate received the Vietnam-wide rate of 230.31 percent, based on adverse facts available. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates.

On April 4, 2018, the Department of Commerce affirmative final determinations. In the China investigation, Commerce calculated a dumping rate of 97.11 for the mandatory respondent, the Tongrun Single Entity. Because the other mandatory respondent, Geelong Sales (Macao Commercial Offshore) Limited (Geelong), withdrew from the scheduled verification, Commerce treated Geelong as part of the China-wide entity. All other producers/exporters in China that are eligible for a separate rate received a rate of 97.11 percent. All other producers/exporters in China that are not eligible for a separate rate, including Geelong, received the China-wide rate of 244.29 percent, based on adverse facts available. In the Vietnam investigation, because the sole mandatory respondent, the Clearwater Metal Single Entity withdrew from the scheduled verification, Commerce treated it as part of the Vietnam-wide entity. All producers/exporters in Vietnam that are not eligible for a separate rate, including the Clearwater Metal Single Entity, received the Vietnam-wide rate of 327.17 percent, based on adverse facts available. Upon publication of the final affirmative AD determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to collect cash deposits equal to the applicable final weighted-average dumping rates.

On May 11, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of tool chests from China and Vietnam that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of these products from China and Vietnam.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

381 Furniture
9403 Other furniture and parts thereof.
940320 Other metal furniture
429 Other fabricated metal products
7326 Other articles of iron or steel.
732690 Other

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