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Ref. : EIC 111/3/10/1

27 September 2018

Dear Sirs,

Commercial Information Circular No. 881/2018

US : Antidumping and Countervailing Actions against Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs from the Mainland of China: Institution of Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) announced in the Federal Register (FR) notice of 26 September 2018 the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the US is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the US is materially retarded, by reason of imports of refillable stainless steel kegs from, among others, the Mainland of China that are alleged to be sold in the US at less than fair value and subsidised by the Government of the People’s Republic of China. A copy of the FR notice is available at:

2.Interested parties wishing to participate in the investigations should file an entry of appearance with ITC not later than seven days after publication of the FR notice. Written submissions should reach ITC on or before 16 October 2018. Besides, ITC has scheduled a conference in connection with the investigations on 11 October 2018 in which parties wishing to participate should contact ITC not later than 9 October 2018 to arrange for their appearance.


3.For traders involved in the export of the subject product produced in Guangdong, please contact Li Xuefei, Director of Trade Remedy Division under the Guangdong Department of Commerce at 8620 3881 6201. The Division is responsible for, among others, guiding and coordinating enterprises in Guangdong Province in responding to AD investigations against products of the Province.

4.For enquiries concerning the content of this circular, please contact Mr Lewis LAU at telephone number 2398 5405.

Yours faithfully,

(Miss Ivy TAM)
for Director-General of Trade and Industry

Note: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the above information, the Department cannot guarantee this to be so and will not be held liable for any reliance placed on the same.