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USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Glass Containers from China

November 8, 2019
News Release 19-112
Inv. No. 701-TA-630 and 731-TA-1462
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Glass Containers from China

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of glass containers from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value. 

Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, Randolph J. Stayin, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue with its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning imports of these products from China, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about December 19, 2019, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about March 3, 2020.

The Commission’s public report Glass Containers from China (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-630 and 731-TA-1462 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4996, November 2019) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available after December 10, 2019; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:  https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Glass Containers from China.
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-630 and 731-TA-1462 (Preliminary)

Product Description:  The merchandise subject to these investigations are certain glass containers with a nominal capacity of 0.059 liters (2.0 fluid ounces) up to and including 4.0 liters (135.256 fluid ounces) and an opening or mouth with a nominal outer diameter of 14 millimeters up to and including 120 millimeters. The scope includes glass jars, bottles, flasks and similar containers; with or without their closures; whether clear or colored; and with or without, design or functional enhancements (including, but not limited to, handles, embossing, labeling, or etching).

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners:  American Glass Packing Coalition, Tampa, FL; and Chicago, IL.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
4.   USITC Conference Date:  Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Friday, November 8, 2019.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

U.S. Industry in 2018:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  4
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New Jersey,
New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.
3.   Production and related workers:  11,510.
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  $4.1 billion.
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption:  1
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  1

U.S. Imports in 2018:

1.   Subject imports:  [1]
2.   Nonsubject imports:  1
3.   Leading import sources:  China, Mexico, Taiwan, and Canada.

 

[1] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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