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Preliminary Determinations in Countervailing Duty Investigations of Certain Walk-Behind Snow Throwers and Parts Thereof from China

Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Walk-Behind Snow Throwers and Parts Thereof from China

On August 30, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of certain walk-behind snow throwers and parts thereof (snow throwers) from China.

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
China Changzhou Globe Tools Co., Ltd. Co., Ltd. 130.44%
Nanjing Chevron Industry Co., Ltd. 130.44%
Ningbo Daye Garden Machinery Co., Ltd. 130.44%
Ningbo Joyo Garden Tools Co., Ltd. 130.44%
Ningbo Scojet Import & Export Trading 130.44%
TIYA International Co., Ltd. 130.44%
Weima Agricultural Machinery Co., Ltd. 130.44%
Zhejiang Yat Electrical Appliance Co 130.44%
Zhejiang Zhouli Industrial Co. 12.86%
All Others 12.86%
Event CVD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed March 30, 2021
DOC Initiation(s) Date April 19, 2021
ITC Preliminary Determination(s) May 14, 2021
DOC Preliminary Determination(s) August 27, 2021
DOC Final Determination(s) January 10, 2022
ITC Final Determination(s) February 24, 2022
Issuance of Order(s) [1] March 3, 2022

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission (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 Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.

Country Volume/Value 2018 2019 2020
China Volume (Unit) 276,286 407,103 449,953
Value (USD) $50,681,760 $81,168,322 $86,515,975

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheading 8430.20.0060. Imports of snow throwers enter under a HTSUS subheading that covers subject and non-subject merchandise; therefore, the import data may be overstated.

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

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of FAQs for the preliminary determination.

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 C-570-142.

Commerce currently maintains 632 antidumping duty (AD)and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.