Antidumping and Countervailing Duties

Details you should know about Antidumping duties (AD) and Countervailing duties (CVD) if your company is planning to import.

What are antidumping and countervailing duties?

Antidumping or countervailing duties are imposed when the Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that a product is being dumped or improperly subsidized by a foreign government so the producer can sell it at a price lower than the cost of production.

If the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) concurrently determines a U.S. industry is harmed by that action, then Commerce will determine the margin of dumping or the amount of subsidy.

Commerce will then issue an antidumping duty order to offset the dumping or a countervailing duty order to offset the subsidy.

Cost of AD/CVD

AD or CVD can be substantial.

The amount can make a significant difference in your product being properly (and profitably) priced.

Know if a product is subject to antidumping or countervailing duties before you purchase.

How do I know if my products are subject to AD/CVD?

Consult the International Trade Administration’s website for help determining which products are subject to antidumping or countervailing duties.

International Trade Administration (Access Trade)

  • AD/CVD Search (by HTS code, country, product, etc.)
  • AD/CVD Resources

You can also contact your Customs broker for assistance.

C J encourages all our clients to consult with us at the time your buying decisions are made. Knowing if your product is subject to AD/CVD can make a difference in your bottom line and help ensure you are pricing your products correctly, to include all duty costs.

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