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Final Determinations in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Large Vertical Shaft Engines from China

Final Determinations in the 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 [3]
China Chongqing Zongshen General Power Machine Co., Ltd. [1] 336.26% 324.93%
Loncin Motor Co., Ltd. [1]  177.65% 165.42%
Separate Rate Companies 270.95% 259.17
China-Wide Entity [2] 468.33% 457.00%

[1] Mandatory Respondent
[2] Rate was assigned based on facts available of adverse inference.
[3] Rates adjusted for export subsidies

Final Subsidy Rates

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
China Loncin Motor Co. [1]  17.75%
Chongqing Zhongshen General Power Machine Co., Ltd. [1] 19.29%
All Other Producers/Exporters  18.72%

[1] 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) [1] February 25, 2021 February 25, 2021

[1] 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.

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
China Volume (units) 144,262 249,482 241,338
Value (USD) $23,091,503 $49,112,814 $45,123,772

 Source: U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Dataweb, available at (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.