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Steel Propane Cylinders From China and Thailand; Determinations

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On the basis of the record [1] developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of steel propane cylinders from China and Thailand, provided for in subheading 7311.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (“LTFV”), and to be subsidized by the government of China.[2]


The Commission, pursuant to sections 705(b) and 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)), instituted these investigations effective May 22, 2018, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by Worthington Industries Inc. (“Worthington”), Columbus, Ohio, and Manchester Tank and Equipment (“Manchester”), Franklin, Tennessee. The final phase of the investigations was scheduled by the Commission following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of steel propane cylinders from China were subsidized within the meaning of section 703(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)) and imports from China and Thailand were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission's investigations and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register on March 13, 2019 (84 FR 9135) and revised on April 29, 2019 (84 FR 18084). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on June 5, 2019, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel.

The Commission made these determinations pursuant to sections 705(b) and 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on August 5, 2019. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4938 (August 2019), entitled Steel Propane Cylinders from China and Thailand: Investigation Nos. 701-TA-607 and 731-TA-1417 and 1419 (Final).

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By order of the Commission.

Issued: August 5, 2019.

Lisa Barton,

Secretary to the Commission.

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1.  The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).

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2.  Commissioner Meredith M. Broadbent not participating.

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[FR Doc. 2019-17029 Filed 8-8-19; 8:45 am]