Elkay Manufacturing Company achieved an affirmative preliminarily determination that Chinese producers/exporters sold drawn stainless steel sinks in the U.S. at antidumping duty (“AD”) margins of 54.25 percent to 76.53 percent in September 2012. As a result, the Commerce instructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits on entries of drawn stainless steel sinks from China. Elkay stated in a press release that it is “extremely pleased with this favorable preliminary decision.”

This dumping determination comes on the heels of Commerce’s July preliminary determination that Chinese drawn stainless steel sink producers/exporters received a CVD rate of 2.12 percent to 13.94 percent. These preliminary duties were the result of an AD/CVD petition filed on behalf of Elkay in March 2012.