Initiation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Certain Metal Lockers and Parts Thereof from China
On July 30, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of certain metal lockers and parts thereof from China.
Initiation Dumping Margin
Initiation Subsidy Rate
|China||Above de minimis|
*de minimis= less than 1% for developed countries, less than 2% for developing countries.
|Event||AD Investigations||CVD Investigations|
|Petitions Filed||July 9, 2020||July 9, 2020|
|DOC Initiations Date||July 29, 2020||July 29, 2020|
|ITC Preliminary Determinations ||August 24, 2020||August 24, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary Determinations||December 16, 2020||October 2, 2020|
|DOC Final Determinations||March 1, 2021||December 16, 2020|
|ITC Final Determinations ||April 15, 2021||February 1, 2021|
|Issuance of Orders ||April 22, 2021||February 8, 2021|
 If the International Trade Commission (ITC) makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations are terminated.
 This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
 This will take place on in the event of affirmative final determinationsfrom 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. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 9403.20.0078, 9403.20.0080 (for imports prior to July 2019), and 9403.90.8041). Volume data are not reported prior to July 2019. Imports of certain metal lockers and parts thereof enter under HTSUS subheadings that cover subject and non-subject merchandise; therefore, the import data may be overstated. The petitioners estimated the 2019 volume of imports of certain metal lockers and parts thereof at 79 million pounds.
The petitioner is List Industries, Inc. (Deerfield Beach, FL), Lyon LLC (Montgomery, IL), Penco
Products, Inc. (Greeneville, NC), and Tennsco LLC (Dickson, TN).
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-570-133 and C-570-134 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 281 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 260 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.