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Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Walk Behind Lawn Mowers and Parts Thereof from China and Vietnam

Decision to Initiate Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Walk-behind Lawn Mowers and Parts Thereof from China and Vietnam

On June 16, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping (AD) investigations of imports of walk-behind lawn mowers and parts thereof (walk-behind lawn mowers) from China and Vietnam, and a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of walk-behind lawn mowers from China.

Initiation Dumping Rates

Country Dumping Margins
China 274.29 - 313.58 percent
Vietnam 289.63 - 416.00 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 CVD Investigation AD Investigations
Petitions Filed May 26, 2020 May 26, 2020
DOC Initiation Date June 15, 2020 June 15, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determinations[1] July 10, 2020 July 10, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determinations August 19, 2020 November 2, 2020
DOC Final Determinations November 2, 2020 January 19, 2021
ITC Final Determinations[2] December 17, 2020 March 5, 2021
Issuance of Orders [3] December 24, 2020 March 12, 2021

[1]If the ITC makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations will be 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 USITC
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) 5,236 9,502 214,546
Value (USD) $1,279,746 $2,374,222 $24,555,406
Vietnam Volume (Units) 0 0 1,710
Value (USD) $0 $0 $135,090

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheading 8433.11.0050.

The petitioner is MTD Products, Inc. (Valley City, OH).

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-570-129 and C-570-130, and A-552-830 for the AD and CVD cases for China, and AD case for Vietnam, respectively.

To date, Commerce maintains 526 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.

Since the beginning of the current Administration, Commerce has initiated 257 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 238 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.