Shipping containersOn April 17, 2018, Cambria Company LLC filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Quartz Surface Products from the People’s Republic of China.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

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.

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.

PETITIONERS

Cambria Company LLC
11000 West 78th Street
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Roger B. Schagrin
SCHAGRIN ASSOCIATES
900 Seventh Street, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, DC 20001

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

China: 455.65%

ALLEGED SUBSIDIES MARGIN

Countervailing Duty Petition issued against China. Amounts of additional duties unspecified.

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS

For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

  2015 2016 2017
China
Quantity (Square Feet) 69,158

 

71,989

 

55,348
Import Value (USD) 157,456 460,737 289,769
AUV ($/Sq. Ft.) 7.97 7.92 7.61

CONTACT US

For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan or Stephen Brophy.