On May 8, 2020, the International Trade Commission voted that there was reasonable indication that dumped and illegally subsidized imports of non-refillable steel cylinders from China are injuring U.S. industry, according to the ITC’s press release. The affirmative injury vote means that the investigations will continue at the Department of Commerce. Commerce is scheduled to issue its preliminary countervailing duty determination on or about June 22, 2020 and its preliminary antidumping duty determination on or about September 3, 2020. Both these deadlines are tentative as Commerce has the authority to extend if it feels that it needs the additional time.
Husch Blackwell’s International Trade and Supply Chain team will continue to monitor developments in this case andprovide updates when Commerce issues its preliminary and final determinations as it becomes available.