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On May 30, 2024, Electrolux Consumer Products, Inc. (“Electrolux”) (“Petitioners”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports from the Kingdom of Thailand (“Thailand”). Electrolux alleges that producers and exporters from Thailand are selling merchandise at less-than-fair-value. If Electrolux successfully demonstrates that unfairly priced imports are causing material injury to the domestic industry, the U.S. government will impose antidumping duties to offset the level of unfair pricing found. Parties adversely affected by this case should consider participating at an early stage as the case is litigated before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. We provide further details on the allegations made in the petition as well as a case schedule below.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The following language describes the imported merchandise from Thailand that is within the scope of this Petition:

            The products covered by this petition are large top mount combination refrigerator-freezers with a refrigerated volume of at least 15.6 cubic feet or 442 liters. For the purposes of this petition, the term “large top mount combination refrigerator-freezers” consists of freestanding or built-in cabinets that have an integral source of refrigeration using compression technology, with all of the following characteristics:

  • The cabinet contains at least two interior storage compartments accessible through one or more separate external doors or drawers or a combination thereof;
  • The lower-most interior storage compartment(s) that is accessible through an external door or drawer is a refrigerator or fresh food compartment, but is not a freezer compartment, however, the existence of an interior sub-compartment for ice-making in the lower-most storage compartment does not render the lower-most storage compartment a freezer compartment; and
  • There is a freezer compartment that is mounted above the lower-most interior storage compartment(s).

            For the purposes of the petition, a refrigerator compartment is capable of storing food at temperatures above 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) and a freezer compartment is capable of storing food at temperatures at or below 32 degrees F (0 degrees C).

            The products subject to this petition are currently classifiable under subheading 8418.10.0075 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Products subject to this petition may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 8418.21.0090, 8418.40.0000, 8418.99.4000, 8418.99.8050, and 8418.99.8060. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, but the written description of the merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

Electrolux Consumer Products, Inc.

10200 David Taylor Drive

Charlotte, NC 28262

908-236-2000

Jill Jacobson, Esq. General Counsel & VP, Electrolux North America, Inc.

Jill.jacobson@electrolux.com

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Picard Kentz & Rowe, LLP

1155 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioners, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS

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

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

EventEarliest Date
Petition FiledMay 30, 2024
DOC InitiationJune 17, 2024
ITC Preliminary Investigation:
Questionnaires DueJune 27, 2024
Request to appear at hearing                                     July 2, 2024
HearingJuly 4, 2024
BriefsJuly 9, 2024
ITC VoteJuly 28, 2024
  
DOC Investigation Schedule: 
DOC Preliminary Antidumping DeterminationOctober 4, 2024
DOC Final Antidumping DeterminationDecember 18, 2024
  
  
  
ITC Final Investigation: 
ITC Final AD Determination                March 2, 2025
  

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS

Thailand:         165.13%

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

 202120222023% Change
Thailand    
Import Value$112,752,257$103,991,070$76,555,134 
Import Volume408,536387,522487,6421.7

CONTACT US

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