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Dumped Glass Containers from China Do Not Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

October 20, 2020
News Release 20-122
Inv. No. 731-TA-1462 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Dumped Glass Containers from China Do Not Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of glass containers from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

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

As a result of the Commission’s negative determination, no antidumping duty order will be issued.

The Commission’s public report Glass Containers from China (Inv. No. 731-TA-1462 (Final), USITC Publication 5132, November 2020) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

The report will be available by November 23, 2020; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Glass Containers from China
Investigation No. 731-TA-1462 (Final)

Product Description:  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:  Final antidumping duty investigation.
2.   Petitioners:  American Glass Packaging Coalition, Tampa, FL, and Chicago, IL.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
4.   USITC Hearing Date:  Wednesday, May 06, 2020.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, November 02, 2020.

U.S. Industry in 2019:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  6.
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:  10,849.
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 2019:

1.   Subject imports:  1
2.   Nonsubject imports:  1
3.   Leading import sources:  China and Mexico.

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

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