ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Sep 2018
The investigation was requested by Lumimove Inc. (doing business as WPC Technologies).
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
On September 5, 2018 Lumimove Inc. (doing business as WPC Technologies) filed a petition requesting the imposition of antidumping duties on strontium chromate imported from Austria and France. The merchandise subject to this investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheading 2841.50.9100. Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS subheading 3212.90.00 or other subheadings.
On October 19, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of strontium chromate from Austria and France that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value.
On May 14, 2019 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of strontium chromate from France, finding that exporters from France have dumped strontium chromate in the United States at a margin of 30.32 percent, and the negative preliminary determination in the AD investigation of imports of strontium chromate from Austria. As a result of the decisions, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of strontium chromate from France based on the preliminary rate noted above.