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Large Vertical Shaft Engines From China

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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 large vertical shaft engines from China, provided for in subheadings 8407.90.10, 8407.90.90, and 8409.91.99 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 instituted these investigations effective January 15, 2020, following receipt of petitions filed with the Commission and Commerce by the Coalition of American Vertical Engine Producers (Kohler Co., Kohler, Wisconsin and Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin). The final phase of the investigations was scheduled by the Commission following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of large vertical shaft engines from China were subsidized within the meaning of section 703(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)) and 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 September 18, 2020 (85 FR 58384). In light of the restrictions on access to the Commission building due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission conducted its hearing through written testimony and video conference on January 5, 2021. All persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to participate.

The Commission made these determinations pursuant to §§ 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 February 24, 2021. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 5162 (February 2021), entitled Large Vertical Shaft Engines from China: Investigation Nos. 701-TA-637 and 731-TA-1471 (Final).

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By order of the Commission.

Issued: February 24, 2021.

Lisa Barton,

Secretary to the Commission.

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

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2.  The Commission also finds that imports subject to Commerce's affirmative critical circumstances determination are not likely to undermine seriously the remedial effect of the antidumping duty order on large vertical shaft engines from China.

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[FR Doc. 2021-04201 Filed 3-1-21; 8:45 am]