June 9, 2023
News Release 23-053
Inv. No(s). 701-TA-689 and 731-TA-1618
Contact: Elizabeth Nesbitt, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on Non-Refillable Steel Cylinders from India

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of non-refillable steel cylinders from India that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of India. 

Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, Randolph J. Stayin, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue its investigations of imports of non-refillable steel cylinders from India, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about July 21, 2023, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about October 4, 2023.

The Commission’s public report Non-Refillable Steel Cylinders from India (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-689 and 731-TA-1618 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 5437, June 2023) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by July 18, 2023; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library.

Washington, DC 20436


Non-Refillable Steel Cylinders from India
Investigation Nos.: 701-TA-689 and 731-TA-1618 (Preliminary)

Product Description: The non-refillable steel cylinders covered by these investigations are seamed (welded or brazed) and meet, or are produced to meet, the requirements of U.S. Department of Transportation Specification 39, TransportCanada Specification 39M, or United Nations pressure receptacle standard ISO 11118. The subject non-refillable steel cylinders are portable and range from 100-cubic inch (1.6 liter) water capacity to 1,526-cubic inch (25 liter) water capacity. The subject non-refillable steel cylinders may be imported with or without a valve and/or pressure-release device but are unfilled at the time of importation. Non-refillable steel cylinders filled with pressurized air otherwise meeting the physical description are covered by this investigation. Specifically excluded are seamless non-refillable steel cylinders.

Status of Proceedings:

  1. Type of investigation:  Preliminary countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations.
  2. Petitioner: Worthington Industries, Inc., Columbus, OH.
  3. USITC Institution Date:  Thursday, April 27, 2023.
  4. USITC Conference Date:  Thursday, May 18, 2023.
  5. USITC Vote Date:  Friday, June 9, 2023.
  6. USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, June 12, 2023.

U.S. Industry in 2022:

  1. Number of U.S. producers:  One.
  2. Location of producer’s plants:  Kentucky and Ohio.
  3. Production and related workers:  1
  4. U.S. producer’s U.S. shipments:  1
  5. Apparent U.S. consumption:  1
  6. Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  1

U.S. Imports in 2022:

  1. Subject imports:  1
  2. Nonsubject imports:  1
  3. Leading import sources:  China, India.

1 Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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