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Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof from China

Decision to Initiate Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Certain Chassis and Subassemblies Thereof from China

On August 20, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of certain chassis and subassemblies thereof (chassis) from China.

Initiation Dumping Rate

Country Dumping Rate
China 188.05 Percent

 

Initiation Subsidy Rate

Country Subsidy Rates
China Above de minimis [1]

[1]de minimis = less than 1% for developed countries, less than 2% for developing countries.

Event AD Investigation CVD Investigation
Petition Filed July 30, 2020 July 30, 2020
DOC Initiation Date August 19, 2020 August 19, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determinations[1] September 14, 2020 September 14, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determinations January 6, 2021 October 23, 2020
DOC Final Determinations March 22, 2021 January 6, 2021
ITC Final Determinations[2] May 6, 2021 February 22, 2021
Issuance of Orders [3] May 13, 2021 March 1, 2021

Note: Commerce’s preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a) of the Act. These deadlines may be extended under certain circumstances
[1]If the ITC makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations are terminated
[2]This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce
[3]This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the ITC

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
China Value (USD) $579,562,812 $840,106,421 $460,725,486

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 8716.39.0090 and 8716.90.5060). The table above includes only import value data because volume data are reported using differing units of measure. Imports of chassis and subassemblies thereof enter under HTSUS subheadings that cover subject and non-subject merchandise; therefore, the import data may be overstated. The petitioner estimated the 2019 import value of chassis from China at $250 million.

The petitioner is the Coalition of American Chassis Manufacturers, whose members are Cheetah Chassis Corporation (Fairless Hills, PA), Hercules Enterprises, LLC (Hillsborough, NJ), Pitts Enterprises, Inc. (Pittsview, AL), Pratt Industries, Inc. (Bridgman, MI), and Stoughton Trailers, LLC (Stoughton, WI).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of initiation FAQs.

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-570-135 and C-570-136 for the AD and CVD investigations, respectively.

To date, Commerce maintains 531 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 286 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 267 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.