ADD / CVD investigations - Imports of 53-foot domestic dry containers from China 

May 14: The International Trade Administration (ITA) today announced that the Commerce Department has initiated antidumping duty (ADD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of 53-foot domestic dry containers from China.

The ITA release [PDF 96 KB] reports that the scope of these investigations excludes:


  • Refrigerated containers
  • Trailers when the cargo box and rear wheeled chassis are of integrated construction, and the cargo box of the unit may not be separated from the chassis for further intermodal transport
  • Container chassis, whether or not imported with domestic containers (but domestic containers remain subject merchandise, to the extent they meet the description)

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make its preliminary injury determinations on or before June 9, 2014.


If the ITC preliminarily determines that there is a reasonable indication that imports of 53-foot domestic dry containers from China materially retard the establishment of the domestic industry or materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, the investigations will continue and Commerce will be scheduled to announce its preliminary CVD determination in July 2014 and its preliminary AD determination in October 2014, unless the statutory deadlines are extended.


If the ITC’s preliminary determinations are negative, the investigations will be terminated.



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(202) 533-3247


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