The US Department of Commerce has imposed preliminary countervailing duties (CVD) on non-refillable steel cylinders from China.
The agency invited comments from interested parties and companies on its preliminary determination of CVD on steel cylinders that were imported from China between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019.
Commerce indicated in an order issued on Thursday that it had preliminarily determined that some Chinese exporters of non-refillable steel cylinders were being given countervailable subsidies. It plans to levy the following duties that are proportionate to the estimated value of goods imported from nine suppliers and a separate duty for all other exporters of this product from China:
|Ningbo Eagle Machinery & Technology||25.91pc|
|Wuyi Xilinde Machinery Manufacture||22.97pc|
|Jiangsu Kasidi Chemical Machinery||190.67pc|
|Ningbo Runkey CGA Cylinders|
|Shanghai Ronghua High-Pressure Vessel|
|Zhejiang Ansheng Mechanical Manufacture|
|Zhejiang Nof Chemical|
Commerce has asked US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to suspend the liquidation of all steel cylinders from the above companies. The CBP will also require cash deposits from importers that are equivalent to the above rates for the material until a final determination is made.