International Trade Commission Makes Affirmative Final Determinations in Critical Trade Case on Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from China
Washington, DC – In a victory for U.S. manufacturers, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today made a unanimous affirmative final determination in the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on wood mouldings and millwork products from China. The ITC found that U.S. producers have been materially injured by unfairly traded imports of Chinese wood mouldings and millwork products, paving the way for the imposition of AD/CVD orders.
The ITC determination follows a January 2020 petition filed by the Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP), a coalition of leading U.S. manufacturers of wood mouldings and millwork products. CAMP has now successfully shown that unfairly dumped and subsidized wood mouldings and millwork products from China have injured the U.S. industry. As the Commerce Department has already determined that Chinese imports are being unfairly traded, AD/CVD orders will now be issued on wood mouldings and millwork products from China.
Antidumping duties will be imposed at rates ranging from 45.49% to 230.36%, and countervailing duties will be imposed at rates ranging from 20.56% to 252.29%. These duties will be added on top of the 25% Section 301 duties that currently apply to these products. The AD/CVD orders will remain in effect for a minimum of five years, and there is an opportunity each year for duty rates to increase, retroactively, through the annual administrative review process. Duty evasion, absorption and circumvention are strictly illegal.
“Today’s ITC vote is a major win for the American wood mouldings and millwork products industry and its workers, and it assures that duties will be applied to unfairly traded imports from China,” said Tim Brightbill of Wiley, counsel to CAMP. “We appreciate the Commission’s hard work on this case. We look forward to the issuance of AD/CVD orders, which will help level the playing field in this American industry that has been injured by dumped and subsidized imports from China
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