The U.S. Department
of Commerce (DOC) announced on Thursday its affirmative final determinations
in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of
imports of steel racks and parts thereof from China, finding that exporters
from China have sold steel racks and parts at less than fair value in the
U.S. at rates from 18.06 to 144.50 percent.
Commerce determined that exporters from China received countervailable
subsidies at rates from 1.50 to 102.23 percent.
In 2017, imports of
steel racks from China were valued at an estimated $200 million, DOC said.
enforcement of U.S. trade law is a primary focus of the Trump
Administration,” DOC said. “Since the beginning of the current
Administration, Commerce has initiated 172 new antidumping and
countervailing duty investigations, a 219-percent increase from the
comparable period in the previous administration. Antidumping and
countervailing duty laws provide American businesses and workers with an
internationally accepted mechanism to seek relief from the harmful effects
of the unfair pricing of imports into the United States. Commerce currently
maintains 491 antidumping and countervailing duty orders which provide
relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.”
The petitioner is
the Coalition for Fair Rack Imports
International Trade Commission (ITC) is currently scheduled to make its
final injury determinations on or about Sept. 3. If the ITC makes
affirmative final injury determinations, Commerce will issue AD and CVD
orders. If the ITC makes negative final determinations of injury, the
investigations will be terminated and no orders will be issued.