Trade Wars: Commerce Finds Dumping, Countervailable Subsidies of Chinese and Thailand Propane Cylinders

The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced affirmative final determinations in the anti-dumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of steel propane cylinders from China and Thailand (AD only), determining that exporters from China and Thailand have sold steel propane cylinders at less than fair value in the United States.

During 2017, imports of steel propane cylinders from China and Thailand were valued at an estimated $89.8 million and $14.1 million, respectively. In addition, Commerce found that exporters from China received countervailable subsidies at rates from 37.91 to 142.37%.

Sold Values of Steel Propane Cylinders

  • China – 25.52 to 108.60%
  • Thailand – 10.77%

The petitioners are Worthington Industries (Columbus, OH) and Manchester Tank & Equipment Co. (Franklin, TN).

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is currently scheduled to make its final injury determinations on or about August 1, 2019. 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.

About Kenneth Zino

Ken Zino is an auto industry veteran with global experience in print, broadcast and electronic media. He has auto testing, marketing, public relations and communications expertise garnered while working in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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