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USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from Brazil and China

February 21, 2020
News Release 20-014
Inv. No. 701-TA-636 and 731-TA-11469-1470 (Preliminary)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from Brazil and 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 wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil and China that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of China. 

Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative.  Commissioner Randolph J. Stayin did not participate in these investigations.

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 Brazil and China, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about April 2, 2020, and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about June 16, 2020.

The Commission’s public report Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from Brazil and China (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-636 and 731-TA-1469-1470 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 5030, March 2020) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available after March 23, 2020; 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

Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from Brazil and China
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-636 and 731-TA-1469-1470 (Preliminary)

Product Description:  The merchandise subject to these investigations consists of wood mouldings and millwork products that are made of wood (regardless of wood species), bamboo, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), or of wood and composite materials (where the composite materials make up less than 50 percent of the total merchandise), and which are continuously shaped wood that undergoes additional manufacturing or finger‐jointed or edgeglued moulding or millwork blanks (whether or not resawn).

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Preliminary antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners:  The Coalition of American Millwork Producers is comprised of Bright Wood Corporation, Madras, OR; Cascade Wood Products, Inc., White City, OR; Endura Products, Inc., Colfax, NC; Sierra Pacific Industries, Red Bluff, CA; Sunset Moulding, Live Oak, CA; Woodgrain Millwork Inc., Fruitland, ID; and Yuba River Moulding, Yuba City, CA.
3.   USITC Institution Date: January 8, 2020.
4.   USITC Hearing Date:  January 29, 2020.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  February 21, 2020.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date: February 24, 2020.

U.S. Industry in 2018:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  14.
2.   Location of producers’ plants: Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
3.   Production and related workers: [1]
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments: 1
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, Brazil, and Chile.

 

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

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