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Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigation of Non-Refillable Steel Cylinders from China

Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Non-Refillable Steel Cylinders from China

On August 25, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of non-refillable steel cylinders from China.

Country Company Subsidy Rates
China Ningbo Eagle Machinery & Technology Co., Ltd.[1] 25.91%
Wuyi Xilinde Machinery Manufacture Co., Ltd.[1] 22.97%
Jiangsu Kasidi Chemical Machinery Co., Ltd.[2] 190.67%
Jinhua Sinoblue Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd.[2] 190.67%
Ningbo Runkey CGA Cylinders Co., Ltd.[2] 190.67%
Ninhua Group Co., Ltd.[2] 190.67%
Shanghai Ronghua High-Pressure Vessel Co., Ltd.[2] 190.67%
Zhejiang Ansheng Mechanical Manufacture Co., Ltd.[2] 190.67%
Zhejiang Nof Chemical Co., Ltd.[2] 190.67%
All Other Producers/Exporters 24.11%

[1] Mandatory Respondent
[2] Non-Responsive Company. Rate assigned is based on facts available with an adverse inference

Event CVD Investigation
Petition Filed March 27, 2020
DOC Initiation Date April 16, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determination May 11, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determination August 24, 2020
DOC Final Determination January 6, 2021
ITC Final Determination[1] February 22, 2021
Issuance of Orders [2] March 1, 2021

[1] The actual deadline is February 20, 2021, which is a Saturday. Therefore, the ITC’s final determination will be Monday, February 22, 2021
[2]This will take place on 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) 3,995,579 4,502,136 4,633,794
Value (USD) $90,002,169 $95,848,037 $71,773,265

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) Subheadings: 7311.00.0060 and 7311.00.0090). These HTSUS subheadings are a basket categories and cover both subject and non-subject merchandise; therefore, the above import statistics may be significantly overstated. The petitioner estimated that imports of non-refillable steel cylinders from China were valued at approximately $21.5 million in 2019.

The petitioner is Worthington Industries (Columbus, OH).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of preliminary 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 number: C-570-127.

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.