On May 8, 2019, Petitioner Cambria Company LLC filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of certain quartz surface products from India and the Republic of Turkey.


Quartz surface products consist of slabs and other surfaces created from a mixture of materials that includes predominately silica (e.g., quartz, quartz powder, cristobalite, glass powder) as well as a resin binder (e.g., an unsaturated polyester). The incorporation of other materials, including, but not limited to, pigments, cement, or other additives does not remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation. However, the scope of the investigation only includes products where the silica content is greater than any other single material, by actual weight. Quartz surface products are typically sold as rectangular slabs with a total surface area of approximately 45 to 60 square feet and a nominal thickness of one, two, or three centimeters. However, the scope of this investigation includes surface products of all other sizes, thicknesses, and shapes. In addition to slabs, the scope of this investigation includes, but is not limited to, other surfaces such as countertops, backsplashes, vanity tops, bar tops, work tops, tabletops, flooring, wall facing, shower surrounds, fire place surrounds, mantels, and tiles. Certain quartz surface products are covered by the investigation whether polished or unpolished, cut or uncut, fabricated or not fabricated, cured or uncured, edged or not edged, finished or unfinished, thermoformed or not thermoformed, packaged or unpackaged, and regardless of the type of surface finish.

In addition, quartz surface products are covered by the investigation whether or not they are imported attached to, or in conjunction with, non-subject merchandise such as sinks, sink bowls, vanities, cabinets, and furniture. If quartz surface products are imported attached to, or in conjunction with, such non-subject merchandise, only the quartz surface product is covered by the scope.

Subject merchandise includes material matching the above description that has been finished, packaged, or otherwise fabricated in a third country, including by cutting, polishing, curing, edging, thermoforming, attaching to, or packaging with another product, or any other finishing, packaging, or fabrication that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the quartz surface products.

The scope of the investigation does not cover quarried stone surface products, such as granite, marble, soapstone, or quartzite. Specifically excluded from the scope of the investigations are crushed glass surface products. Crushed glass surface products must meet each of the following criteria to qualify for this exclusion: (1) the crushed glass content is greater than any other single material, by actual weight; (2) there are pieces of crushed glass visible across the surface of the product; (3) at least some of the individual pieces of crushed glass that are visible across the surface are larger than 1 centimeter wide as measured at their widest cross-section (“Glass Pieces”); and (4) the distance between any single Glass Piece and the closest separate Glass Piece does not exceed three inches.

The products subject to the scope are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under the following subheading: 6810.99.0010. Subject merchandise may also enter under subheadings 6810.11.0010, 6810.11.0070, 6810.19.1200, 6810.19.1400, 6810.19.5000, 6810.91.0000, 6810.99.0080, 6815.99.4070, 2506.10.0010, 2506.10.0050, 2506.20.0010, 2506.20.0080, and 7016.90.10. The HTSUS subheadings set forth above are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope is dispositive.


Cambria Company LLC

11000 West 78th Street

Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344


Roger B. Schagrin

Schagrin Associates

900 Seventh Street, NW

Suite 500

Washington D.C. 20001


For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.


For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.


Event Earliest Date
Petition Filed May 8, 2019
DOC Initiation May 28, 2019
ITC Preliminary Investigation:
Questionnaires Due May 22, 2019
Request to appear at hearing May 27, 2019
Hearing May 29, 2019
Briefs June 3, 2019
ITC Vote June 22, 2019
DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination October 15, 2019
DOC Preliminary CVD Determination August 1, 2019
DOC Final Antidumping Determination December 29, 2019
DOC Final CVD Determination October 15, 2019
ITC Final Determination February 12, 2020


India: 344.11 percent

Turkey: 89.38 percent


For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III.


2016 2017 2018
Quantity (Sq. Ft.) 1,962,184 1,966,500 3,502,756
Value ($) 18,510,635 19,923,369 29,602,839
AUV 9.43 10.13 8.45
Quantity (Sq. Ft.) 4,131,884 5,179,922 11,172,616
Value ($) 36,959,653 42,236,127 76,459,243
AUV 8.94 8.15 6.84



For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.