Log in Subscribe Join Grass Roots Action

USITC Rules Against Imposing Duties on Domestic Dry Containers from China

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) last week ruled that 53-foot domestic dry containers imported from China do not materially retard U.S. industry. The 5-0 negative ruling ensures that no antidumping or countervailing duties will be issued on imports of these products from China. An affirmative ruling could have adversely impacted the U.S. economy by causing container shortages, longer shipping times and increased costs, leaving Intermodal Service Providers ill-equipped to meet consumer demand. The Meat Institute and the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association previously signed a joint trade association letter urging USITC to permit imports of 53-foot steel containers manufactured in China. USITC's public report will contain the views of the Commissioners and will be available here by June 22, 2015.

 share on facebook  share on twitter