May 14, 2024
News Release 24-040
Inv. No(s). 731-TA-1608-1611
Contact: Philip Stone, 202-205-1819
Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale from Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam 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 boltless steel shelving units prepackaged for sale from Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and 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. 

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

The Commission’s public report Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale from Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam (Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1608-1611 (Final), USITC Publication 5508, June 2024) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by June 11, 2024; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:


Washington, DC 20436


Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale from Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam

Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1608–1611 (Final)

Product Description:  Boltless steel shelving units that are prepackaged for sale are used for storage in homes, basements, garages, offices, and commercial and industrial operations. “Boltless” refers to a system of assembly that uses rivets or other protrusions on horizontal support members that fit into slots in the vertical posts to form the frame for the shelving unit. By avoiding the need for nuts and bolts, screws, or tubular collars on the posts, the boltless system does not require tools for assembly. The prepackaged unit, containing all the appropriate parts, is sold in several common sizes, either with or without decking (i.e., shelves). The term “prepackaged for sale” means that, at a minimum, the steel vertical supports (i.e., uprights and posts) and steel horizontal supports (i.e., beams, braces) necessary to assemble a completed shelving unit (with or without decks) are packaged together for ultimate purchase by the end-user.

Status of Proceedings:

  1.    Type of investigations:  Final antidumping duty investigations.
  2.    Petitioner: Edsal Manufacturing Co. Inc., Chicago, Illinois. 
  3.    USITC Institution Date:  Tuesday, April 25, 2023.
  4.    USITC Hearing Date:  Thursday, April 11, 2024.
  5.    USITC Vote Date:  Tuesday, May 14, 2024.
  6.    USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, June 3, 2024.

U.S. Industry in 2022:

  1.    Number of U.S. producers:  2.
  2.    Location of producers’ plants:  California, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.
  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:  $135 million.
  2.    Nonsubject imports:  1
  3.    Leading import sources:  Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

1 Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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