Commerce Investigation: What You Need to Know

G4 Kegs | April 8, 2019

To Our Valued Customers,

As your trusted keg consultants, G4 Kegs works hard to fight on behalf of our clients and their bottom line. We have been closely monitoring international trade issues that relate to kegs and doing everything in our power to minimize their effects on our customers.

In the midst of these trade talks and tariffs, we have also been monitoring another development: an American keg manufacturer recently filed a petition with the Department of Commerce claiming that Chinese, German, and Mexican kegs are restricting their business. In response, on April 1st, the Department of Commerce issued duties on Chinese kegs spanning between 15.78% and 144%, and are currently completing their investigations on German and Mexican kegs. These duties are completely separate from tariffs on Chinese goods.

What does this mean for G4 Kegs and you?

The good news is that the imposed duty on G4 Kegs is at the lowest end of the spectrum. While we will need to raise our prices to account for the duty, we believe we will be part of a small group of suppliers that can continue to offer affordable prices on Chinese kegs. We have spent the past year working hard on a number of solutions that minimize the financial impact to our customers.

In preparation for this duty and knowing our customers want options, we have been vetting additional manufacturing partners to produce G4 Kegs. We look forward to rolling out new product offerings and programs in the coming months.

What should you do now?

We encourage you to assess your keg needs and place any orders as soon as possible with our current pricing.

We will be evaluating pricing in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we will continue to be as communicative as possible on this developing issue.

Keep an eye on your inbox for more information on keg pricing. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your keg consultant or schedule time to speak with us at CBC.

To place an order now, please submit a quote request.


Thank you for your business and support,

– Brian, Max, Emma, Chris, John, Karrie, Jazmyne, Roland, Loren, and Stephen at G4 Kegs