US delays antidumping investigation on VN’s tool chests

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 17:42

DOC postpones the preliminary determinations of tool chests and cabinets investigations to November 7, 2017. — Photo

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) on Monday announced the postponement of preliminary determinations of antidumping duty investigations on tool chests and cabinets imported from Viet Nam and China from October 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017.

The DOC may postpone a preliminary determination no later than 190 days after the an investigation begins.

On August 9, 2017, the firm that called for the investigation, Waterloo Industries Inc., requested a 50-day postponement of the preliminary determinations, stating more time was needed to analyse responses from firms being investigated.

The DOC decided to postpone the preliminary determinations to November 7, 2017, with the deadline for the final determination of the investigations 75 days after the preliminary determinations.

At the beginning of May this year, the DOC initiated the investigations on some tool chests and cabinets from China and Viet Nam.

Waterloo Industries Inc alleged a dumping margin of 159.99 per cent for China and a dumping margin of 21.85 per cent for Viet Nam. — VNS

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