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Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigation of Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers and Parts Thereof from China

Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers and Parts Thereof from China

On October 26, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of walk-behind lawn mowers and parts thereof (walk-behind lawn mowers) from China.

Country Producer Subsidy Rates
China Zhejiang Amerisun Technology Co., Ltd.  22.74%
Ningbo Daye Garden Machinery Co., Ltd. 14.68%
All Others 17.19%
Event CVD Investigation
Petition Filed May 26, 2020
DOC Initiation Date June 15, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determination July 10, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determination October 23, 2020
DOC Final Determination March 8, 2021
ITC Final Determination April 22, 2021
Issuance of Order [1] April 29, 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 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

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 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-570-128.

To date, Commerce maintains 540 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 293 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 266 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.