|08 Mar 2018||Preliminary duty|
|05 Oct 2017||Initiation|
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On October 5, 2017 a coalition composed of Bonney Forge Corporation and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union filed petitions seeking the imposition of countervailing duties on forged steel fittings from China. These goods are normally entered under HTSUS 7307.99.1000, 7307.99.3000, 7307.99.5045, and 7307.99.5060.
On November 17, 2017 the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of these imports. As a result of the affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue with its investigations, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about December 29, 2017.
On March 8, 2018, the Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination of the countervailing duty investigation of imports of forged steel fittings from China. Commerce has calculated a preliminary subsidy rate of 13.79 percent for mandatory respondent Both-Well (Taizhou) Steel Fittings Co., Ltd. Commerce preliminarily determined a rate of 13.79 percent for all other Chinese producers and exporters. As a result of the affirmative preliminary determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates.
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