On January 12, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) unanimously determined that tow-behind lawn groomers and parts thereof from China are likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. As a result of the Commission’s determination, the existing antidumping order on tow-behind lawn groomers and parts thereof from China will remain effective. The determination was the culmination of the required five-year (sunset) review process.
The sunset review process is required by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. This Act requires the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to revoke an antidumping or countervailing duty order after five years unless Commerce and the USITC determine that revoking the order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or subsidies (Commerce decision) and of material injury (USITC decision) within a reasonably foreseeable time.
The five-year (sunset) review concerning Tow-Behind Lawn Groomers and Parts Thereof from China was instituted on July 1, 2014. On October 6, 2014, the Commission voted to conduct an expedited review because the Commission concluded that the domestic group response for this review was adequate and the respondent group response was inadequate.