INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
20 Jun 2013 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: 20 Jun 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On December 12, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is neither materially injured nor threatened with material injury by reason of imports of silica bricks and shapes from China. All six Commissioners voted in the negative (see http://www.usitc.gov/press_room/news_release/2013/er1212ll1.htm). As a result of this determination, there will be no anti-dumping order imposed on these imports.
The case began on November 15, 2012 the Utah Refractories Corporation filed an anti-dumping petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) against silica bricks and shapes imported from China. In 2011 China had half the U.S. import market for these goods. Because China is a nonmarket economy the company requested that Ukraine be used as the surrogate country for purposes of calculating the dumping margin. The petitioner asserts that dumping margins range between 190% and 467%. 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

372 Non-structural ceramic ware
6909 Ceramic wares for laboratory, chemical or other technical uses; ceramic troughs, tubs and similar receptacles of a kind used in agriculture; ceramic pots, jars and similar articles of a kind used for the conveyance or packing of goods.
690919 Other
373 Refractory products & structural non-refractory clay products
6902 Refractory bricks, blocks, tiles and similar refractory ceramic constructional goods, other than those of siliceous fossil meals or similar siliceous earths.
690220 Containing by weight more than 50 % of alumina (Al2O3), of silica (SiO2) or of a mixture or compound of these products

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