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Initiation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Gas Powered Pressure Washers from China and Vietnam

Commerce Initiates Antidumping Duty Investigations of Gas Powered Pressure Washers from the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and a Countervailing Duty Investigation of Gas Powered Pressure Washers from the People’s Republic of China


On January 20, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) investigations of gas powered pressure washers from the People’s Republic of China (China) and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam), and a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of gas powered pressure washers from China.


China 136.70 – 242.34
Vietnam 110.23 – 225.65



China Above de minimis*

* de minimis = less than 1% for developed countries, and less than 2% for developing countries.



CHINA 2019 2020 2021
Volume (KG) n/a 55,866,156 50,119,278
Value (USD) $285,965,641 $337,433,955 $271,127,797
Volume (KG) n/a 18,522,782 44,841,269
Value (USD) $16,571,108 $157,051,193 $409,325,597

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through IHS Markit’s Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 8424.30.9000).  Imports of gas powered pressure washers enter under an HTSUS subheading that may cover subject and non-subject merchandise.  Therefore, publicly available import data may not accurately reflect actual imports of the gas powered pressure washers covered by the scope of the investigations.  Volume data for 2019 are not available, as the volume of imports entered under HTSUS subheading 8424.30.9000 was not reported in official import statistics prior to 2020. 



Petition(s) Filed December 30, 2022 December 30, 2022
Commerce Initiation Date January 19, 2023 January 19, 2023
ITC Preliminary Determinations* February 13, 2023 February 13, 2023
Commerce Preliminary Determinations June 8, 2023 March 27, 2023
Commerce Final Determinations August 22, 2023 June 8, 2023
ITC Final Determinations** October 6, 2023 July 24, 2023
Issuance of Orders*** October 13, 2023 July 31, 2023

NOTE:  Commerce’s preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute.  For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).  For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a) of the Act.  These deadlines may be extended under certain circumstances.
* If the International Trade Commission (ITC) makes a negative preliminary determination of injury, then the corresponding AD/CVD investigation(s) will be terminated.
** This will take place only in the event of a final affirmative determination from Commerce.
*** This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the ITC.

Other Case Information

  • The petitioner is FNA Group, Inc. (Pleasant Prairie, WI).
  • For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of initiation FAQs.
  • Additional case information including the scope of the investigations 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-570-148 for the China AD investigation, C-570-149 for the China CVD investigation, and A-552-008 for the Vietnam AD investigation  
  • To date, Commerce maintains 662 AD and CVD orders that provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.
  • In the China CVD petition, there are 17 alleged subsidy programs, including provisions of goods or services for less-than-adequate remuneration, preferential lending, export credit programs, tax programs, and grant programs.  For more information on these subsidy programs, please refer to the subsidies enforcement library.