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Final Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Freight Rail Couplers and Parts Thereof from China

Final Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Freight Rail Couplers and Parts Thereof from China

On May 17, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of certain freight rail couplers and parts thereof from China.

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rate
China Chongqing Tongyao Transportation Equipment Co.[1] 265.99%
CRRC Corporation Limited[1] 265.99%
CRRC Qiqihar Co., Ltd.[1] 265.99%
China Railway Materials Group Co., Ltd.[1] 265.99%
NShaanxi Haiduo Railway Technology Development Co., Ltd.[1] 265.99%
All Others[1] 265.99%

[1] Rate was assigned based on facts available with adverse inference.

Event CVD Investigation
Petitions Filed September 29, 2021
DOC Initiation Date October 19, 2021
ITC Preliminary Determinations November 15, 2021
DOC Preliminary Determinations February 28, 2022
DOC Final Determinations May 16, 2022
ITC Final Determinations June 30, 2022
Issuance of Orders [1] July 7, 2022

[1] 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 CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Act.

Country Volume/Value 2019 2020 2021
China Volume (KG) 22,711,847 11,924,947 15,228,189
Value (USD) $54,731,943 $27,949,072 $35,193,450

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 C-570-144.

Commerce currently maintains 660 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.