September 25, 2023
News Release 23-085
Inv. No(s). 731-TA-1598
Contact: Lawrence Jones, 202-205-1819

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of certain imports of gas powered pressure washers from Vietnam that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative. Commissioner Randolph J. Stayin did not participate.

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determination, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from Vietnam.

The Commission also made a negative critical circumstances finding with respect to imports of this product from Vietnam. As a result, these imports will not be subject to retroactive antidumping duties.

The Commission’s public report, Gas Powered Pressure Washers from Vietnam (Inv. No. 731-TA-1598 (Final), USITC Publication 5465, October 2023) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

The report will be available by November 6, 2023; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:


Gas Powered Pressure Washers from Vietnam

Investigation No: 731-TA-1598 (Final)

Product Description: The products covered by this investigation are cold-water gas powered pressure washers ("GPPW"). These machines have three main components: an internal combustion engine, a power take-off shaft, and a positive displacement pump. Together, these components are known as the "power unit." GPPW include both finished and unfinished gas powered pressure washers, which include, at a minimum, the power unit, or components of the components of the power unit, packaged or imported together." Additional components, including, but not limited to, spray guns, nozzles, and hoses, may accompany the power unit.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Final antidumping duty investigation.

2.   Petitioner: FNA Group, Inc.

3.   USITC Institution Date:  Friday, December 30, 2022.

4.   USITC Hearing Date:  Thursday, August 24, 2023.

5.   USITC Vote Date:  Monday, September 25, 2023.

6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Friday, October 13, 2023.

U.S. Industry in 2022:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  4.

2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Arkansas, Minnesota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.

3.   Production and related workers:  [1]

4.   U.S. producers’ 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, Vietnam.




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


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