Commerce Sets Subsidy Rate For Chinese Cylinders

Law360, New York (October 12, 2011, 5:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce preliminarily decided Wednesday that Chinese steel cylinder manufacturers have received countervailable subsidies from their government, and set a 22.34 percent duty rate on the imports.

As a result of its initial determination, the department's International Trade Administration said it would tell U.S. Customs and Border Protection to start collecting cash deposits or bonds on the imports — which are used to store and secure gases at high pressure during transport — at the preliminary rate.

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