FAQs for the Initiation of an Antidumping Duty and/or Countervailing Duty Investigation
• Once Commerce has initiates an AD/CVD investigation, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is required by statute to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that the domestic industry is materially injured as a result of the dumped/subsidized imports. The ITC makes this determination no later than 45 days after the filing date of a petition.
• If the ITC’s preliminary injury determination is affirmative, the investigation/s will continue. In a CVD investigation, Commerce will be scheduled to announce its preliminary determination 65 days after the initiation date; in an AD investigation, Commerce will be scheduled to announce its preliminary AD determination 140 days after the initiation date. These deadlines may be extended under the statute. Click here to see Commerce fact sheets for specific case deadlines.
• If the ITC’s preliminary injury determination is negative, the investigation/s will be terminated and imports will not be subject to antidumping or countervailing duties.
• For more information about the timeline of an AD/CVD Investigation, please click here.