ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Oct 2010

In October, 2010, the government of the United States initiated a new anti-subsidy and a new anti-dumping investigation. The resulting orders were renewed in November, 2017.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
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 SECTORS