INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
08 Dec 2011 Definitive duty
26 May 2011 Preliminary duty

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 26 May 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On December 8, 2011 anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders were published against multilayer wood flooring imported from China.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) had reached an affirmative final injury determination on November 9, 2011 in its anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations against multilayered wood flooring imported from China. As a result of the determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will issue AD and CVD orders on imports of this product from China.
The case began on October 21, 2010, after the filing of a petition from the domestic industry. The USITC commissioners then determined in a unanimous December 3, 2010 vote that there is a reasonable indication that these imports cause or threaten material injury to the U.S. industry.
As a result, the case went on to the dumping and subsidy investigations of the U.S. Department of Commerce. In its preliminary determination, Commerce found subsidy margins ranging from 0 to 27.01%. In a final determination issued on October 12, 2011, the ITA determined that Chinese producers/exporters have sold multilayered wood flooring in the United States at dumping margins ranging from zero to 58.84 percent. Commerce also determined that Chinese producers/exporters have received countervailable subsidies between 0.33 (de minimis) and 26.73 percent ad valorem.
The case was initiated in response to a petition filed by the Coalition for American Hardwood Parity, a group of eight U.S. producers. Noting that the United States imported $120 million worth of this product from China in 2009 (down from $148 million in 2008), the petitioners allege that the products are both dumped and subsidized. The public version of the petition does not specify what the margins of dumping and subsidization are alleged to be.

On November 29, 2017 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that revoking the existing countervailing and antidumping duty orders on imports of multilayered wood flooring from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of these products from China will remain in place.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

314 Boards & panels
4412 Plywood, veneered panels and similar laminated wood.
441231 With at least one outer ply of tropical wood specified in Subheading Note 2 to this Chapter
441232 Other, with at least one outer ply of nonconiferous wood
441239 Other
441294 Blockboard, laminboard and battenboard
441299 Other
316 Builders' joinery & carpentry of wood
4418 Builders' joinery and carpentry of wood, including cellular wood panels, assembled flooring panels, shingles and shakes.
441871 For mosaic floors
441872 Other, multilayer

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