January 24, 2024
News Release 24-010
Inv. No(s). 701-TA-684 , 731-TA-1597
Contact: Jennifer Andberg, 202-205-1819
Gas Powered Pressure Washers from China Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

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

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

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty and countervailing orders on imports of this product from China. 

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

The Commission’s public report Gas Powered Pressure Washers from China (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-684 and 731-TA-1597 (Final), USITC Publication 5488, February 2024) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by March 4, 2024; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library.

Washington, DC 20436 


Gas Powered Pressure Washers from China  

Product Description:  The products covered by these investigations 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 and countervailing duty investigations. 
  2. Petitioners:  FNA Group, Inc. 
  3. USITC Institution Date:  Friday, December 30, 2022. 
  4. USITC Hearing Date:  Thursday, August 24, 2023. 
  5. USITC Vote Date:  Wednesday, January 24, 2024.1
  6. USITC Notification to Commerce Date: Monday, February 5, 2024.  

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: 2
  4. U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  2
  5. Apparent U.S. consumption:  2 
  6. Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  2  

U.S. Imports in 2022: 

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


1 The Commission voted on its antidumping duty investigation on gas powered pressure washers from Vietnam on September 25, 2023, and notified Commerce of its determination on October 13, 2023. 
2 Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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