Business Ideas From Tariff Investigations


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Antidumping duties protect a domestic market from foreign exporters who sell products in our markets at a price lower than the price in their own home market.

Countervailing Duties help offset some other force that injures a market in the Market.  This duty can create balance when dealing with foreign companies that receive heavy subsidies from their governments.

Less Than Fair Value is when any entity tries to import products, or sell them after importation, for less than a fair price.


Investigations initiate upon request for review or petition from a company, in regards to specific imports or subject articles that may be subject to any of these duties.  Antidumping, Countervailing and Less Than Fair Value duties are tariffs that support a protectionist economic control and can be in use when an investigation finds a market in the United States receives injury from the specific imports.

These items are subject to an investigation, or duties on imports as final determination tariffs.  Some of these items may have a minority manufacturing presence in the United States, and presents an opportunity for entrepreneurship.  Tariffs increase the price of imports, but the increase in price could be an opportunity for domestic suppliers to make contracts and deter the outsourcing of domestic market share.  Most of these items are important in construction, raw materials, food, or chemical industry.

Please make sure you are complying with all regulations before commencing business operations.  

  1. Cast Iron Soil Pipe
  2. Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet – this material is in use in fabrication of many types of furniture and canisters.  Aluminum sheet is in use with different hardness ratings from 1 – 6, aircraft, beverage, chemical storage, roofing, siding, wall panels, transportation, gutters, sinks, kitchen equipment, and construction manufacturing.
  3. Fin Denier Polyester Staple Fiber – in use with stuffing in bedding, furniture, non-woven fabrics and spinning.
  4. Forged Steel Fittings
  5. Laminated Woven Sacks
  6. Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber
  7. Plastic Decorative Ribbon
  8. Polyethylene Terephthalate – is a high utility polyester, needed in fibers for clothing, containers for liquids, foods, thermoforming manufacturing, and as an ingredient in engineering resins.
  9. Ripe Olives
  10. Sodium Gluconate, Gluconic Acid and Derivative Products – the derivative products is important as Sodium Gluconate is one of many necessary chelating agents.  Chelating Agents have many uses for their unique chemical ability to make multiple bonds to a single metal ion.  chelating agents.  Uses in soaps, detergents, stabilizing food agent, flavor retention, spoilage control.  The same chelate agent in use with soaps, detergents, and blood anticoagulant.
  11. Stainless Steel Flanges
  12. Tapered Roller Bearings
  13. Uncoated Groundwood Paper
  14. Pasta
  15. Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells and Modules – These articles are also important as they are a source of renewable energy that is popular in research and development at this point.  Personal control over power production is an essential strategy to have in use, to lessen loss from situations of power difficulties.
  16. Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks
  17. Tomatoes
  18. Large Power Transformers
  19. Large Residential Washers
  20. Silicon Manganese – largely in use to form specialty metal alloys.  Important to construction, engineering firms, steel production, chemical, portable energy solutions and manufacturing equipment production.
  21. Sodium Hexametaphosphate
  22. Stainless Steel Bar
  23. Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar – significant use in most applications of construction to reinforce concrete supports and structures.
  24. Steel Racks
  25. Steel Trailer Wheels
  26. Utility Scale Wind Towers – These machines are important as they are a resource for renewable energy.  Include the recent and periodic disputes between OPEC’s members, energy resources is a spectacular idea for a value proposition.


These investigations are important to protect United States market participants and support a sustainable economy.  If products enter the market from imports far less than fair value, it lowers the price of those items in the United States and makes it harder for domestic firms to compete.  If an exporter from another countries sells product lower than the price in its domestic market to offload product, an antidumping duty can be applied.  If for any other reason a market feels injury from import of subject articles, a countervailing duty can apply to offset the force that injures domestic market.  A Domestic suppliers pay higher costs for doing business in the U.S. so prices that become too low can make it difficult to compete.

A large amount of Entrepreneurship in the United States is in service and retail sectors, and leads to a low amount of engineering and frontier design efforts in market versus competitive markets.

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