Rail Car Coupler Makers Want Duties On Chinese Imports

By Grace Dixon (September 30, 2021, 5:34 PM EDT) -- A coalition of U.S. producers asked the federal government to impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Chinese imports of devices used to couple freight rail cars, alleging the foreign products are being subsidized and dumped in the U.S. at rates of up to 142.9%.

The Freight Rail Coupler Coalition urged the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday to stop Chinese producers from selling steel connectors for freight rail cars and their parts at unfairly low prices within the U.S., saying that the allegedly cheap products have threatened the bottom line of American producers and cut...

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