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On March 27, 2020, Petitioner Worthington Industries filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Certain Non-Refillable Steel Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China.



The scope of the imported merchandise that the Petitioner intends to cover in this investigation is as follows:

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, TransportCanada 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-134A) 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 nonrefillable 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.

The merchandise subject to these petitions is properly classified under statistical reporting numbers 731.00.0060  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.


Worthington Industries

200 West Old Wilson Bridge Road

Columbus, OH 43085

Phone: 614-438-3210

Contact: Dale Brinkman, Vice President – Administration, General Counsel and Secretary

Email : Dale.Brinkm

Website : https ://



Paul C. Rosenthal


3050 K Street, N.W., Suite 400

Washington, D.C. 20007

(202) 342-8400



For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I .



For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II .



Event Earliest Date
Petition Filed March 27, 2020
DOC Initiation April 16, 2020
ITC Preliminary Investigation:
Questionnaires Due April 10, 2020
Request to appear at hearing April 15, 2020
Hearing April 17, 2020
Briefs April 22, 2020
ITC Vote May 13, 2020
DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination September 3, 2020
DOC Preliminary Countervailing Determination June 22, 2020
DOC Final Antidumping Determination November 17, 2020
DOC Final Countervailing Determination September 3, 2020
ITC Final AD Determination January 1, 2021
ITC Final CVD Determination October 19, 2020



People’s Republic of China: 60.78%



For a list of the alleged countervailing duty, please see the Attachment III .




2017 2018 2019
Quantity(Number) 3,995,579 4,502,136 4,633,794
Value ($) 90,022,169 95,848,037 71,773,265
AUV ($/Quantity) 22.53 21.29 15.49



For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.