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Preliminary Determination in the AD Investigation of Non-Refillable Steel Cylinders from India

Preliminary Affirmative Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Non-Refillable Steel Cylinders from India

On November 27, Commerce announced the preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of non-refillable steel cylinders from India. Commerce is conducting a concurrent countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on imports of non-refillable steel cylinders from India.


Preliminary Dumping Rates

Exporter/Producer Dumping Rate Cash Deposit Rate (Adjusted for Subsidy Offset)
Bhiwadi Cylinders Private Limited/Sapphire (India) Private Limited* 61.00% 59.36%
Inox India Limited 0.00%** 0.00%**
All Others 33.62% 31.93%

* Commerce has preliminarily determined to collapse Bhiwadi Cylinders Private Limited and Sapphire (India) Private Limited and treat them as a single entity.
** de minimis


Case Calendar

Event Date
Petition Filed April 27, 2023
Commerce Initiation Date May 17, 2023
ITC Preliminary Determination June 12, 2023
Commerce Preliminary Determination November 24, 2023
Commerce Final Determination April 9, 2024
ITC Final Determination* May 24, 2024
Issuance of Order** May 31, 2024

NOTE: Commerce’s preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute; this table only includes estimates based on this timeline and publication dates in the Federal Register. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.
* 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 by Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC).


Import Statistics

India 2020 2021 2022
Volume (Units) 279,419 2,506,728 3,457,712
Value (USD) $7,840,981 $33,664,589 $61,244,908

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through IHS Markit’s Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7311.00.0060 and 7311.00.0090. Imports of certain non-refillable steel cylinders enter under HTSUS subheadings which cover both non-subject and subject merchandise; therefore, the above import statistics may be overstated.


Other Case Information

  • The petitioner is Worthington Industries (Columbus, OH).
  • To date, Commerce maintains 676 AD and CVD orders that provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.