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PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN NON-REFILLABLE STEEL CYLINDERS FROM CHINA

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

II.  Product:

The merchandise covered by these petitions is certain nonrefillable steel cylinders meeting the requirements of, or produced to meet the requirements of, U.S. Department of Transportation (“USDOT”) Specifications 39, Transport Canada Specification 39M, or United Nations pressure receptacle standard ISO 11118 and otherwise meeting the description provided below (“nonrefillable steel cylinders”). The subject non-refillable steel cylinders are portable and range from 300-cubic inch (4.9 liter) water capacity to 1,526-cubic inch (25 liter) water capacity. Subject non-refillable steel cylinders may be imported with or without a valve and/or pressure release device and may be filled or unfilled at the time of importation.

Specifically excluded are seamless non-refillable steel cylinders.

Also excluded from the scope of these petitions are non-refillable steel cylinders filled at the time of importation whose content is subject to another antidumping and/or countervailing duty order. At the time of filing this petition, there are existing antidumping duty orders on Hydrofluorocarbon Blends from the People’s Republic of China and 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-1344) from the People’s Republic of China. See Hydrofluorocarbon Blends From the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 81 Fed. Reg. 55,436 (Dep’t Commerce Aug 19, 2016); 1,1,1,2 Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order 82 Fed. Reg. 18,422 (Dep’t Commerce Apr. 19, 2017). In the case of non-refillable steel cylinders entering the United States filled with merchandise covered by the scope of these orders or future antidumping and/or countervailing duty orders covering the gas or material content of the non-refillable steel cylinders, such other orders control. In the case of non-refillable steel cylinders entering the United States filled with merchandise not covered by the scope of any other antidumping and/or countervailing duty order, the scope of this petition controls.

III.  HTS classifications:

The merchandise subject to these petitions is properly classified under statistical reporting numbers 731 1.00’0060 and 7311.00.0090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The merchandise may also under HTSUS statistical reporting number 7310.29.0025. Although the HTSUS statistical reporting numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive.

IV.  Date of Filing: March 27, 2020

V.  Petitioners: Worthington Industries 

VI.  Foreign Producers/Exporters:

Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition.       

VII.  US Importers named:

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

China: 60.78%

IX.  Comments:

A.  Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: April 17, 2020.

B.  The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the AD is June 5, 2020; CVD is April 16, 2020.

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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