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Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Mobile Access Equipment and Subassemblies Thereof from the People’s Republic of China

Case Summary

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”):  China ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China

II. Product:

The merchandise covered by these investigations consists of certain mobile access equipment, which consists primarily of boom lifts, scissor lifts, and material telehandlers, and subassemblies thereof. Mobile access equipment combines a mobile (self-propelled or towed) chassis, with a direct, mechanically connected device for lifting persons, tools and/or materials, capable of reaching a working height of ten feet or more, and a coupler that provides an attachment point for the lifting device, in addition to other components. The scope of these investigations covers mobile access equipment and subassemblies thereof whether finished or unfinished, whether assembled or unassembled, and whether the equipment contains any additional features that provide for functions beyond the primary lifting function.

Subject merchandise includes, but is not limited to, the following subassemblies:

• scissor arm assemblies, or scissor arm sections, for connection to chassis and platform assemblies, including pin assemblies that connect sections into scissor arm assemblies and actuators powering arm assemblies to extend and retract, and which may or may not include blocks that allow sliding of end sections in relation to frame and platform, hydraulic hoses, and/or electrical cables;

• boom assemblies, or boom sections, for connection to the boom turntable or chassis assemblies and to platform assemblies or the lifting device, including telescoping sections where the smallest section (tube) can be nested in the next larger section (tube) and can slide out for extension and/or articulated sections joined by pins, and which may or may not include pins, hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic hoses and/or electrical cables;

• chassis assemblies, for connection to scissor arm assemblies or boom assemblies and/or boom turntable assemblies, including chassis frame or frame sections, and which may or may not include axles, wheel end components, steering cylinders, engine assembly, transmission, drive shafts, tires and wheels, crawler tracks and wheels, fuel tank, hydraulic oil tank, and/or battery assemblies; and/or

• boom turntable assemblies, for connection to chassis assemblies and boom assemblies, including turntable frame, and which may or may not include engine assembly, slewing rings, fuel tank, hydraulic oil tank, battery assemblies, counterweight, and/or hood (enclosure).

Importation of any of these subassemblies, whether assembled or unassembled, constitutes unfinished mobile access equipment for purposes of this investigation.

Processing of finished and unfinished mobile access equipment and subassemblies such as trimming, cutting, grinding, notching, punching, slitting, drilling, welding, joining, bolting, bending, beveling, riveting, minor fabrication, galvanizing, painting, coating, finishing, assembly, or any other processing either in the country of manufacture of the in-scope product or in a third country does not remove the product from the scope. Inclusion of other components not identified as comprising the finished or unfinished mobile access equipment does not remove the product from the scope.

The scope excludes forklifts, mobile self-propelled cranes and motor vehicles that incorporate a scissor arm assembly or boom assembly. Forklifts are material handling vehicles with a working attachment, usually a fork, lifted along a vertical guide rail with the operator seated or standing on the chassis behind the vertical mast. Self-propelled cranes are intended to solely handle loads suspended on ropes, cables and/or chains and have winches mounted on or near the base of the boom with ropes, cables and/or chains managed along the boom structure. The scope also excludes motor vehicles (defined as a vehicle driven or drawn by mechanical power and manufactured primarily for use on public streets, roads, and highways, but does not include a vehicle operated only on a rail line pursuant to 49 U.S.C.    § 30102(a)(7)) that incorporate a scissor arm assembly or boom assembly.

III. HTS classifications:

Imports of subject merchandise are classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) statistical numbers 8427.10.8010, 8427.10.8020, 8427.10.8030, 8427.10.8070, 8427.10.8090, 8427.10.8095, 8427.20.8000, 8427.20.8020 and 8427.20.8090. Subassemblies and/or parts of certain mobile access equipment are typically classifiable under HTSUS statistical heading 8431.20.0000 of the HTSUS. The most-favored nation duty rate for imports under each of these HTS numbers is zero percent.

IV. Date of Filing: February 26, 2021

V. Petitioners: Coalition of American Manufacturers of Mobile Access Equipment. JLG Indutries Inc. and Terex Corporation.

VI. Foreign Producers/Exporters:

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VII. US Importers named:

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VIII. Alleged Dumping Margins (No CVD Margins Listed):

China: 86.56%

IX. Comments:

A. Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: March 19, 2021.

B. The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the AD is May 7, 2021; CVD is March 18, 2021.

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the AD/CVD investigations.

C. Volume and Value of Imports:

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D. List of Alleged Subsidy Programs:

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If you have questions regarding how this investigation may impact future imports of scope merchandise or whether a particular product is within the scope of the investigation, please contact one of our attorneys.

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