Inception date: 13 Nov 2017 | Removal date: open ended

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.

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Inception date: 22 Nov 2017 | Removal date: open ended

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.