On July 30, 2020, the Coalition of American Chassis Manufacturers (“Petitioners”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on certain chassis and subassemblies from China.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The merchandise covered by this investigation are chassis and subassemblies thereof, whether finished or unfinished, whether assembled or unassembled, whether coated or uncoated, regardless of the number of axles, designed primarily for use in the carriage of containers, or other payloads (including self-supporting payloads) that can be attached by twistlocks, slide pins or similar attachment devices, for road, marine roll-on/roll-off (RORO) and/or rail transport. Chassis are typically, but are not limited to, rectangular framed trailers with a suspension and axle system, wheels and tires, brakes, a lighting and electrical system, a coupling for towing behind a truck tractor, and a locking system or systems to secure the shipping container or containers attached to the chassis.
Subject merchandise includes, but is not limited to, the following subassemblies:
- Chassis frames, or sections of chassis frames, including kingpins or kingpin assemblies, bolsters consisting of transverse beams with locking or support mechanisms, goosenecks, drop assemblies, extension mechanisms and/or rear impact guards;
- Running gear assemblies or axle assemblies for connection to the chassis frame, whether fixed in nature or capable of sliding fore and aft or lifting up and lowering down, which may or may not include suspension(s) (mechanical or pneumatic), wheel end components, slack adjusters, axles, brake chambers, locking pins, and tires and wheels;
- Landing gear (legs) or landing gear assemblies, for connection to the chassis frame, capable of supporting the chassis when it is not engaged to a tractor; and
- Assemblies and/or components that connect to the chassis frame or a section of the chassis frame, such as, but not limited to, pintle hooks or B-trains (which include a fifth wheel), which are capable of connecting a chassis to a converter dolly or another chassis.
Importation of any of these subassemblies, whether assembled or unassembled, constitutes an unfinished chassis for purposes of this investigation.
Subject merchandise also includes chassis, whether finished or unfinished, entered with or for further assembly with components such as, but not limited to: hub and drum assemblies, brake assemblies (either drum or disc), axles, brake chambers, suspensions and suspension components, wheel end components, landing gear legs, spoke or disc wheels, tires, brake control systems, electrical harnesses and lighting systems.
Processing of finished and unfinished chassis and components such as trimming, cutting, grinding, notching, punching, drilling, painting, coating, staining, finishing, assembly, or any other processing either in the country of manufacture of the in-scope product or in a third-country does not remove the product from the scope. Inclusion of other components not identified as comprising the finished or unfinished chassis does not remove the product from the scope.
This scope excludes dry van trailers, refrigerated trailers and flatbed trailers. The finished and unfinished chassis subject to this investigation are typically classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings: 8716.39.0090 and 8716.90.5060. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under investigation is dispositive.
Cheetah Chassis Corporation
225 Lincoln Highway, Suite 202
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
Contact Person: Shari Solomon
Hercules Enterprises, LLC
321 Valley Rd.
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Contact Person: Frank Conti
Pitts Enterprises, Inc.
5734 Pittsview Hwy
Pittsview, AL 36871
Contact Person: Philip Smitley
Pratt Industries, Inc.
11365 Red Arrow Hwy
Bridgman, MI 49106
Contact Person: Kent Musick
Stoughton Trailers, LLC
416 S. Academy Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
Contact Person: Richard G. Raymond
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Timothy C. Brightbill
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 K Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I .
For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II
|Petition Filed||July 30, 2020|
|DOC Initiation||August 19, 2020|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||August 13, 2020|
|Request to appear at hearing||August 18, 2020|
|Hearing||August 20, 2020|
|Briefs||August 25, 2020|
|ITC Vote||September 14, 2020|
|DOC Investigation Schedule:|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||January 6, 2021|
|DOC Preliminary Countervailing Determination||October 23, 2020|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||March 22, 2021|
|DOC Final Countervailing Determination||January 6, 2021|
|ITC Final AD Determination||May 6, 2021|
|ITC Final CVD Determination||February 22, 2021|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS
For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
|2017||2018||2019||Jan – Mar 2019||Jan – Mar 2020|
For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.