BLEFA is one of the subjects of an anti-dumping investigation for “refillable stainless steel kegs from China, Germany, and Mexico” by the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission. This investigation started in the third quarter of 2018 and BLEFA has fully cooperated with the U.S. authorities. A decision by the competent US authority is expected at the end of May 2019 and a public announcement in the Federal Register shortly afterwards. Irrespective of the outcome, we will continue to do business as usual and our customers can fully rely on the quoted prices from BLEFA Kegs
25% tariffs already apply to all stainless steel kegs imported from China under the Section 301 tariff investigation as communicated in an official announcement under federalregister.gov/d/2019-09681 . On top of these Section 301 tariffs, specific company-related tariffs on Chinese stainless steel kegs have been announced to offset Chinese government subsidies which add a minimum of 15.8% up to 144% to the 25% Section 301 tariff.
All orders out of our German production facility, both direct and from Kwik Keg stock will be delivered as quoted and BLEFA takes full responsibility of any possible tariff imposed. This also applies for all future quotes and corresponding orders.
BLEFA has earned the trust of the worldwide beverage industry for stainless steel kegs through RELIABILITY, EFFICIENCY and ECOLOGY. With over 50 years of experience and more than 30,000,000 kegs manufactured, BLEFA has been able to serve its customer base with the highest quality products, ON-TIME and at competitive prices. In the same time, BLEFA have also cultivated the GLOBAL NETWORK KEG SERVICE (www.GNKS.info) to service a long-lasting asset with a 30-year warranty. In the U.S. in particular, we have built a worldwide-leading service infrastructure based on 50+ committed and qualified team members in two U.S. locations.
Craft brewers all over the U.S. can benefit from BLEFA´s excellent lead times on kegs from stock and for all of their service needs. With two locations in La Vergne, TN, and Vancouver, WA, BLEFA can address your needs quickly and efficiently. Kwik Kegs can be embossed with your brand name free of charge to irrevocably identify your kegs and help reduce loss. In addition, silk-screening is available to boost your brand awareness and help you stand out in the market.
Since 2010, BLEFA has successfully operated keg service and rebranding operations in La Vergne, TN, and started a new operation in Vancouver, WA in 2016. For basic keg services, BLEFA offers additionally a mobile keg service for large keg service projects anywhere in the USA. The bespoke mobile keg service trailer offers chimb straightening, valve service, high pressure internal caustic wash, neck pulling and leak testing. Find more information under www.mobilekegservice.com
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