INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
03 Jan 2018 Definitive duty
22 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: 22 Nov 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On April 11, 2017 petitions were filed seeking countervailing duties on imports of metal tool chests and tool cabinets with drawers from China. 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 September 11, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced the preliminary results of the CVD investigation. Commerce has calculated a preliminary subsidy rate of 17.32 percent for mandatory respondent, Jiangsu Tongrun Equipment Technology Co., Ltd., and a preliminary subsidy rate of 32.07 percent for mandatory respondent Zhongshan Geelong Manufacturing Co., Ltd. All other producers/exporters in China have been assigned a preliminary subsidy rate of 27.13 percent.

On November 22, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determination of the countervailing duty investigation. Commerce calculated a final subsidy rate of 15.09 percent for mandatory respondent, Jiangsu Tongrun Equipment Technology Co., Ltd., and a final subsidy rate of 14.03 percent for mandatory respondent Zhongshan Geelong Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Commerce has determined a rate of 14.39 percent for all other producers/exporters in China. Companies that did not respond to Commerce’s quantity and value questionnaire were assigned a final subsidy rate of 95.96 percent based upon adverse facts available because, by not responding, they did not cooperate to the best of their ability. As a result of the final affirmative determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on these final rates.

On January 3, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of tool chests and cabinets from China. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue a countervailing duty order on imports of this product from China.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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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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