Final Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Freight Rail Coupler Systems and Certain Parts Thereof from China
On May 24, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of freight rail coupler systems and certain components thereof from China
|Country||Exporter/Producer||Dumping Rates||Adjusted Cash Deposit Rates|
|China||China-Wide Entity ||147.11%||116.70%|
 Rate was assigned based on facts available with adverse inference.
 Cash deposit rates adjusted for export subsidy offsets
|Petitions Filed||September 29, 2021|
|DOC Initiation Date||October 19, 2021|
|ITC Preliminary Determinations||November 15, 2021|
|DOC Preliminary Determinations||March 8, 2022|
|DOC Final Determinations||May 23, 2022|
|ITC Final Determinations||July 7, 2022|
|Issuance of Orders ||July 14, 2022|
 This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 8607.30.1000). Imports of freight rail coupler systems and certain components thereof enter under an HTSUS subheading that covers subject and non-subject merchandise. In addition, unfinished merchandise or merchandise that is imported attached to finished rail cars may enter under other HTSUS subheadings. Therefore, publicly available import data may not accurately reflect actual imports of the freight rail coupler systems and certain components covered by the proposed scope of the investigations. The petitioner estimated the 2019 import quantity of freight rail coupler systems and certain components thereof at 888,888 units.
The petitioner is the Coalition of Freight Coupler Producers, the members of which are McConway and Torley, LLC (M&T) (Pittsburgh, PA) and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC (the USW) (Washington, DC).
For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of FAQs for the final determination.
Additional case information including the scope of the investigations are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to please refer to case number A-570-143.
Commerce currently maintains 662 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.