On September 25, 2019, Petitioner American Glass Packaging Coalition filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Certain Glass Containers from the People’s Republic of China.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The merchandise covered by this investigation are certain glass containers with a nominal capacity of 0.059 liters (2.0 fluid ounces) to 4.0 liters (135.256 fluid ounces) and an opening or mouth with a nominal outer diameter of 14 millimeters to 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).
Excluded from the scope of the investigation are: (1) Glass containers made of borosilicate glass, meeting United States Pharmacopeia requirements for Type 1 pharmaceutical containers; (2) Glass containers produced by free blown’ method or otherwise without the use of a mold (i.e., without ‘mold seems’, ‘joint marks’, or ‘parting lines ‘); and (3) Glass containers without a ‘finish’ (i.e., the section of a container at the opening including the lip and ring or collar, threaded or otherwise compatible with a type of closure , including but not limited to a lid, cap, or cork).
Glass containers subject to this investigation are specified within the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7010.90.5009, 7010.90.5019, 7010.90.5029, 7010.90.5039, 7010.90.5049, 7010.90.5055, 7010.90.5005, 7010.90.5015, 7010.90.5025, 7010.90.5035, and 7010.90.5045. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the investigations is dispositive.
Anchor Glass Container Corporation
401 East Jackson Street, Suite 1100
Tampa, FL 33602
Sam Hijab, VP and General Counsel
Ardagh Glass Inc.
8770 W Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631-3542
Joshua R. Markus, General Counsel
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Daniel B. Pickard
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment 1.
For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment 2.
|Petition Filed||September 25, 2019|
|DOC Initiation||October 15, 2019|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||October 9, 2019|
|Request to appear at hearing||October 14, 2019|
|Hearing||October 16, 2019|
|Briefs||October 21, 2019|
|ITC Vote||November 9, 2019|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||March 3, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary CVD Determination||December 19, 2019|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||March 19, 2020|
|DOC Final CVD Determination||March 3, 2020|
|ITC Final Determination||July 3, 2020|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
People’s Republic of China:
Alleged Dumping Margin: 264.13% – 818.57%
For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment 3.
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
|2016||2017||2018||2018 Jan-Jun||2019 Jan-Jun|
|Quantity (1,000 gross)||11,014||12,566||14,232||7,215||6,154|