Midea’s anti-dumping affirmative preliminary ruling on Chinese mattresses and stainless steel barrels

Midea's anti-dumping affirmative preliminary ruling on Chinese mattresses and stainless steel barrels

Midea’s anti-dumping affirmative preliminary ruling on Chinese mattresses and stainless steel barrels

The US Department of Commerce believes that China dumped mattresses in the United States, with a maximum range of 1,731.75%.

On May 29, local time, the US Department of Commerce issued a statement announcing a preliminary ruling on anti-dumping investigations on mattresses and refillable stainless steel barrels from China. The statement said that China dumped mattresses in the United States, ranging from 38.56%. The range of dumping from stainless steel barrels is between 2.01% and 79.71%. In 2017, the value of mattresses imported from China by the United States is estimated to be $436.5 million, and the reusable stainless steel barrels imported from China are $18.1 million.

In addition, it is understood that the Ministry of Commerce of China issued the 23rd Announcement No. 23 of 2019 on May 30, and decided to conduct an anti-dumping investigation on imported polyphenylene sulfide originating in Japan, the United States, South Korea and Malaysia.

The US Department of Commerce stated that the US Department of Commerce found that exporters from China have dumped mattresses in the United States, ranging from 38.56% to 1,731.75%. According to the decision of the day, the US Department of Commerce will instruct the US Customs and Border Protection to collect a cash deposit from the mattress importer in China at the above initial rate.

In 2017, the value of mattresses imported from China is estimated at $436.5 million. The US Department of Commerce plans to announce the final ruling around October 11, 2019. If an affirmative final ruling is made, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) will arrange for a final injury determination around November 24, 2019.

On the same day, the US Department of Commerce also announced an affirmative preliminary ruling on anti-dumping investigations on refillable stainless steel barrels from China, Germany and Mexico, including China’s range of 2.01% to 79.71%, Germany’s 8.61% and Mexico’s 18.48. %. Accordingly, the US Department of Commerce will instruct the US Customs and Border Protection to charge a cash deposit for refillable stainless steel barrel importers from China, Germany and Mexico based on the above preliminary range.

In 2017, the import value of refillable stainless steel barrels from China, Germany and Mexico was estimated at US$ 18.1 million, US$ 11.8 million and US$ 5.7 million, respectively.

According to the 21st Century Business Herald reporter, since Trump took office, the US Department of Commerce has launched 168 new anti-dumping and countervailing investigations, an increase of 223% over the previous government.

Just a few days ago, on May 21, local time, the US Department of Commerce announced an anti-dumping tax (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) “double-reverse” investigation against Chinese vertical metal filing cabinets.

At the press conference of the Ministry of Commerce on May 23, the spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce, in response to a question from the 21st Century Business Herald, pointed out that the US has initiated five “double-reverse” investigations against China this year. China has always opposed the abuse of trade remedy measures. Reluctance to see trade remedy measures become a tool for trade protectionism. It is hoped that the US will strictly abide by international rules and relevant investigation procedures, conduct objective investigations, and conduct fair trials. China will pay close attention to the relevant progress of the case, support enterprises to actively respond to the lawsuit, and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises.

Bai Ming, deputy director of the International Market Research Institute of the Ministry of Commerce, told 21st Century Economic Reporter that in the context of the continued warming of Sino-US economic and trade frictions, the US has used anti-dumping, countervailing and other “regular weapons” more frequently, abusing WTO rules. The anti-dumping and countervailing measures have undermined the environment of fair competition and undermined the authority of the WTO rules.

It is understood that on May 30th, Beijing time, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China issued Announcement No. 23 of 2019, and decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imported polyphenylene sulfide originating in Japan, the United States, South Korea, and Malaysia. Polyphenylene sulfide is a high-performance thermoplastic resin with a phenylthio group (C6H4S) in its molecular chain and its composition. It can be used in fiber spinning, film making, coating, injection molding, extrusion molding, alloys, etc. In the fields of textiles, automobiles, electronics, machinery, petroleum, chemical, and aerospace.

The US Department of Commerce believes that China dumped mattresses in the United States, with a maximum range of 1,731.75%.

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