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USITC votes to continue investigations on steel trailer wheels from China

Steel News - Published on Tue, 25 Sep 2018

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The United States International Trade Commission determined that there is a reasonable indication that a US industry is materially injured by reason of imports of steel trailer wheels from China that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of China. Chairman David S Johanson and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson, Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, and Jason E Kearns voted in the affirmative. Commissioner Meredith M. Broadbent did not participate in this vote. As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue with its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning imports of this product, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about November 1, 2018, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about January 15, 2019.

Product Description: Trailer wheels are used to provide mobility for trailers, including utility trailers, cargo trailers, horse trailers, boat trailers, and towable recreational trailers (towable RVs).

Status of Proceedings:
1. Type of investigation: Preliminary phase antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations.
2. Petitioners: Dexstar Wheel, Elkhart, IN.
3. USITC Institution Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
4. USITC Conference Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018.
5. USITC Vote Date: Friday, September 21, 2018.
6. USITC Notification to Commerce Date: Monday, September 24, 2018.

US Industry in 2017:
1. Number of US producers: 1.
2. Location of producers’ plants: Indiana.
3. Production and related workers:
4. US producers’ US shipments:
5. Apparent US consumption: 1
6. Ratio of subject imports to apparent US consumption: 1

US Imports in 2017:
1. Subject imports: USD 106.8 million.
2. Nonsubject imports: USD 3.9 million.
3. Leading import sources: China.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Tue, 25 Sep 2018
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