USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada

June 9, 2017
News Release 17-087
Inv. No. 701-TA-578 and 731-TA-1368 (Preliminary)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is threatened with material injury by reason of imports of 100- to 150-seat large civil aircraft from Canada that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chairman Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Vice Chairman David S. Johanson, and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson, Meredith M. Broadbent, and F. Scott Kieff voted in the affirmative. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations on imports of this product from Canada, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about July 21, 2017, and its antidumping duty determination due on or about October 4, 2017.

The Commission’s public report 100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-578 and 731-TA-1368 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4702, June 2017) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available after July 10, 2017; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:  http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Investigation Nos. 701-TA-578 and 731-TA-1368 (Preliminary)
100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada

Product Description: Aircraft, regardless of seating configuration, that have a standard 100- to 150-seat two-class seating capacity and a minimum 2,900 nautical mile range. “Standard 100- to 150-seat two-class seating capacity” refers to the capacity to accommodate 100 to 150 passengers, when eight passenger seats are configured for a 36-inch pitch, and the remaining passenger seats are configured for a 32-inch pitch. “Pitch” is the distance between a point on one seat and the same point on the seat in front of it. “Standard 100- to 150-seat two-class seating capacity” does not delineate the number of seats actually in a subject aircraft or the actual seating configuration of a subject aircraft. Thus, the number of seats actually in a subject aircraft may be below 100 or exceed 150. A “minimum 2,900 nautical mile range” means: (i) able to transport between 100 and 150 passengers and their luggage on routes equal to or longer than 2,900 nautical miles; or (ii) covered by a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) type certificate or supplemental type certificate that also covers other aircraft with a minimum 2,900 nautical mile range.

Status of Proceedings:
1.  Type of investigations: Preliminary antidumping and countervailing duty.
2.  Petitioner: The Boeing Company, Chicago, Illinois.
3.  Preliminary investigations instituted by the USITC: April 27, 2017.
4.  Commission’s conference: May 18, 2017.
5.  USITC vote: June 9, 2017.
6.  USITC determinations to the U.S. Department of Commerce: June 12, 2017.
7.  USITC views to the U.S. Department of Commerce: June 19, 2017.

U.S. Industry:
1.  Number of producers in 2016: One.
2.  Location of producers’ plants: Renton, Washington.
3.  Employment of production and related workers in 2016: [1]
4.  Apparent U.S. consumption in 2016: 1
5.  Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2016: 1

U.S. Imports:
1.  From the subject country during 2016: Zero.
2.  From other countries during 2016: 1
3.  Leading sources during 2016: Germany.

 

[1] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

 

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