Final Determinations in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Large Vertical Shaft Engines from China
On January 5, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of vertical shaft engines between 225cc and 999cc and parts thereof (large vertical shaft engines) from China.
Final Dumping Rates
|Country||Exporter/Producer||Dumping Rates||Adjusted Dumping Rates |
|China||Chongqing Zongshen General Power Machine Co., Ltd. ||336.26%||324.93%|
|Loncin Motor Co., Ltd. ||177.65%||165.42%|
|Separate Rate Companies||270.95%||259.17|
|China-Wide Entity ||468.33%||457.00%|
 Mandatory Respondent
 Rate was assigned based on facts available of adverse inference.
 Rates adjusted for export subsidies
Final Subsidy Rates
|China||Loncin Motor Co. ||17.75%|
|Chongqing Zhongshen General Power Machine Co., Ltd. ||19.29%|
|All Other Producers/Exporters||18.72%|
 Mandatory Respondent
|Event||AD Investigation(s)||CVD Investigation(s)|
|Petition(s) Filed||January 15, 2020||January 15, 2020|
|DOC Initiation Date||February 4, 2020||February 4, 2020|
|ITC Preliminary Determination(s)||March 2, 2020||March 2, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary Determination(s)||June 15, 2020||August 12, 2020|
|DOC Final Determination(s)||January 4, 2021||January 4, 2021|
|ITC Final Determination(s)||February 18, 2021||February 18, 2021|
|Issuance of Order(s) ||February 25, 2021||February 25, 2021|
 This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the 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). For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Act.
Source: U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Dataweb, available at http://dataweb.usitc.gov/. (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 8407.90.1020, 8407.90.1060, and 8407.90.1080.)
The petitioner is the the Coalition of American Vertical Engine Producers, whose members are Kohler Co. (Kohler, WI) and Briggs & Stratton Corporation (Wauwatosa, WI).
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 investigation 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 case numbers: A-570-119 and C-570-120 for the antidumping case and the countervailing case, respectively.
Commerce currently maintains 542 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.
Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, Commerce has initiated 306 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 278 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.