Tuesday, August 18, 2015

U.S. Drops Anti-Dumping Duty on Chinese Electric Blankets

The U.S. Department of Commerce is revoking the antidumping duty order on certain woven electric blankets from the People's Republic of China due to lack of interest on the part of any domestic interested party. Under the antidumping law, duties are imposed on imported merchandise when the U.S. Department of Commerce determines that the merchandise is being dumped (sold at "less than fair value" ("LTFV")) and the U.S. International Trade Commission ("USITC") determines that there is material injury or threat of material injury to the domestic industry, or material retardation of the establishment of an industry, "by reason of" those imports. The antidumping law’s provisions are incorporated in Title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 and have been substantially amended by the Trade Agreements Act of l979, the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984, the Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, and the 1994 Uruguay Round Agreements Act.


On August 18, 2010, the Department published the antidumping duty order on certain woven electric blankets from China. The additional duties were substantial. In addition to the general rate of duty of 11.4% on goods classified at 6301.10.0000 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. Three Chinese producers were each assessed antidumping duty of 93.09%, there were:

  • Hung Kuo Electronics (Shenzhen) Company Limited
  • Ningbo V.K. Industry & Trading Co., Ltd.
  • Ningbo Jifa Electrical Appliances Co., Ltd. or Ningbo Jinchun Electric Appliances Co., Ltd. 93.09%

Other Chinese producers were assessed antidumping duty of 174.85%

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