Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an affirmative final determination in the antidumping (AD) investigation of imports of refillable stainless steel kegs from Mexico.
Here’s a summary:
- Commerce found that exporters from Mexico have been selling refillable stainless steel kegs at less than fair value in the United States at a rate of 18.48 percent.
- After today, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to continue to collect cash deposits equal to the applicable final weighted-average dumping rate.
- Last year, imports of refillable stainless steel kegs from Mexico were valued at an estimated $13.4 million.
- The US manufacturer is the American Keg Company, LLC located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
So far into Trump’s administration, the Commerce Department has initiated 179 new antidumping/countervailing duty investigations – a 231% increase from the same time during the Obama administration.
The full text of the affirmative determination can be found at the following link:
If you have any questions how this new AD determination will impact your business or would like to discuss ways to reduce your AD/CVD duties, contact experienced trade attorney David Hsu at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.