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U.S. Antidumping & Countervailing Duties
Information and Resources for U.S. Trade Remedy Laws and Ongoing Proceedings

FAQs for the Preliminary Determination of an Antidumping Duty and/or Countervailing Duty Investigation

EC AD/CVD Preliminary Determination Next Steps
  • After issuing a preliminary determination, the law requires Commerce to conduct verifications of the information submitted by the foreign producers and the Government subject to the investigation. Verification is the process by which Commerce validates the information and data submitted by the foreign producers and the foreign government before issuing its final determinations. Upon completion of the verification, Commerce will issue a report that summarizes its findings.
  • All interested parties in an AD/CVD investigation are given a full opportunity to participate in the proceeding and to file comments and factual information on the case records.
  • For the full timeline of an AD/CVD investigation, please refer to our page that outlines the statutory time frame.
EC AD/CVD Preliminary FAQs