Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Quartz Surface Products From the People’s Republic of China

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): PRC

II.  Product: The physical characteristics of the covered products, which define the scope, are as follows:

The merchandise covered by the investigation is certain quartz surface products.  Quartz surface products consist of slabs and other surfaces created from a mixture of materials that includes predominately silica (e.g., quartz, quartz powder, cristobalite) as well as a resin binder (e.g., an unsaturated polyester). The incorporation of other materials, including but not limited to pigments, cement or other additives, does not remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation. Quartz surface products are typically sold as slabs with a total surface area of approximately 45 to 60 square feet and a nominal thickness of 1 centimeter, 2 centimeters, or 3 centimeters. However, the scope of this investigation includes products of all sizes, thicknesses, and shapes. Quartz surface products are covered by the investigation whether polished or unpolished, cut or uncut, fabricated or not fabricated, cured or uncured, edged or not edged, finished or unfinished, thermoformed or not thermoformed, further processed or not further processed, packaged or unpackaged, and regardless of the type of surface finish.

In addition, quartz surface products are covered by the investigation whether or not they are imported attached to or in conjunction with non-subject merchandise such as sinks, sink bowls, vanities, cabinets, and furniture. If quartz surface products are imported attached to or in conjunction with such non-subject merchandise, only the quartz surface product is covered by the scope. Excluded from the scope of the investigation are quarried stone slabs such as granite, marble, soapstone, or quartzite. 

Subject merchandise includes material matching the above description that has been finished, packaged, or otherwise fabricated or further processed in a third country, including by cutting, polishing, curing, edging, thermoforming, attaching to or packaging with another product, or any other finishing, packaging, fabrication, or further processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the quartz surface products.

III.  HTS classifications:

The products subject to the scope are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) under the following subheading:
6810.99.0010. Subject merchandise may also enter under subheadings 6802.91, 6802.93, 6810.11.0010, 6810.11.0070, 6810.19.1200, 6810.19.1400, 6810.19.5000, 6810.91.0000, 6810.99.0080, 6815.91.0070, 2506.10.0010, 2506.10.0050, 2506.10.2000, 2506.20.0010, 2506.20.0080, 2506.20.9000, 2515.11.0000, 2516.12.0000, 2515.12.1000, 2515.12.2000, 2515.12.9000, 2516.11.0000, 2516.12.0000, 2516.20.1000, 2517.41.0000, and 2529.10.0000. The HTSUS subheadings set forth above are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope is dispositive.

IV.  Date of Filing: April 17, 2018

V.  Petitioners: Cambria Company LLC

VI.  Foreign Producers/Exporters

Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition. 

VII.  U.S. Importers identified   

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VIII.  Alleged Dumping Margins (No CVD Rates Listed):

PRC: 431.79%- 475.70%

IX.  Comments:

A.    Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: May 8, 2018.

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the AD investigation.

B.     The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the AD is June 26, 2018; CVD is May 7, 2018.

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C.    Volume and Value of Imports:

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D.    List of Alleged Subsidy Programs:

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If you have any questions regarding how this investigation may impact future imports of scope merchandise, or whether a particular product is within the scope of the investigation, please contact one of our attorneys.

 


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