US launches anti-dumping and countervailing investigations on Chinese stainless steel sinks

2012-03-26

The US Department of Commerce announced on the 22nd that it initiated anti-dumping and countervailing investigations on stainless steel drawn trough products imported from China.

The US Department of Commerce said the investigation was initiated at the request of US kitchen and bathroom manufacturer Elkay. Aiken claimed that there were dumping and subsidies for Chinese exports to the United States, and the dumping margin was 22.81% to 76.53%. The subsidy range was also higher than the allowable range of 2%.

According to the US procedures, the US International Trade Commission is scheduled to make a preliminary ruling on or about April 16. If the agency determines that such products imported from China cause substantial damage or threat to the US related industries, the US Department of Commerce will continue to conduct "double opposition." "Investigation, and is scheduled to make preliminary rulings on anti-subsidy and anti-dumping investigations in May and August respectively.

According to data from the US Department of Commerce, the total value of stainless steel drawn trough products imported from China in 2011 was approximately $118 million.

The United States recently launched a "double-reverse" investigation and a "337 investigation" on Chinese products, and the frequency is quite rare. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has repeatedly stated that it hopes that the US government will abide by its commitment to oppose trade protectionism, jointly safeguard a free, open and fair international trade environment, and properly handle trade frictions in a more rational way. (Yang Jian Wang Zongkai)


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