On January 8, 2020, Petitioner Coalition of American Millwork Producers filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from the People’s Republic of China and antidumping duties on imports of the subject merchandise from Brazil.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The physical characteristics of the covered products, which define the scope, are as follows:
The merchandise subject to this investigation consists of wood mouldings and millwork products that are made of wood (regardless of wood species), 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 woodwork or building materials that are produced in a mill or otherwise undergo remanufacturing.
The covered products include, but are not limited to, the following: interior and exterior door frames or jambs (including split, flat, stop applied, single- or double-rabbeted), frame or jamb kits, packaged door frame trim or casing sets, mullions, mull posts, mouldings (crowns, beds, coves, quarter rounds, half rounds, base shoes, astragals, shelf edge/screen moulds, glass bead mouldings, base caps, brickmould, panel mouldings, drip caps, corner guards, shingle/panel mouldings, battens, closet rod, hand rails, rounds, squares, screen/”surfaced on 4 sides” (S4S) and/ or “surface 1 side, 2 edges” (S 1 S2E) stock (also called boards) that are finger jointed and/or coated with any surface coating (including primed), lattice, dowels, picture moulding, wainscot/ply cap, back bands, chair rails), stops, sashes, base mouldings, casing, trim, panel strips, shelf cleats, chamfer strips, inside corners, window stools (flat/rabbeted), sills, door stiles, thresholds/saddles, decorative wood mouldings (embossed, dentil, carved rope moulding), rosettes, plinth blocks, interior siding, including nickel gap or shiplap, that is LVL or finger jointed and/or coated with any surface coating (including primed), and finger-jointed or edge-glued moulding or millwork blanks (whether or not resawn).
The covered products may be solid wood, laminated, finger-jointed, edge-glued, or otherwise joined in the production or remanufacturing process and are covered by the scope whether imported raw, coated (e.g., gesso, polymer, or plastic), primed, painted, stained, wrapped (paper or vinyl overlay), any combination of the aforementioned surface coatings, treated, or which incorporate rot-resistant elements (whether wood or composite). The covered products are covered by the scope whether or not any surface coating(s) or covers obscures the grain, textures, or markings of the wood, whether or not they are ready for use or require final machining (e.g. endwork/dado, hinge/strike machining, weatherstrip or application thereof, mitre) or packaging.
All wood mouldings and millwork products are included within the scope even if they are trimmed; cut-to-size; notched; punched; drilled; or have undergone other forms of minor processing.
Subject merchandise also includes wood mouldings and millwork products that have been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to trimming, cutting, notching, punching, drilling, coating, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigations if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope product.
Excluded from the scope of this investigation are exterior fencing, exterior decking and exterior siding products, finished and unfinished doors, flooring, and parts of stair steps.
Excluded from the scope of this investigation are all products covered by the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on Hardwood Plywood from the People’s Republic of China. See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 504 (January 4, 2018); Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 83 FR 513 (January 4,2018).
Excluded from the scope of this investigation are all products covered by the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China. Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 76 FR 76690 (December 8, 2011); Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 76 FR 76693 (December 8, 2011).
Imports of wood mouldings and millwork products are primarily entered under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) numbers: 4409.10.4010, 4409.10.4090, 4409.10.4500, 4409.10.5000, 4409.22.4000, 4409.22.5000, 4409.29.4000, 4409.29.4100, 4409.29.5000, and 4409.29.5100. Imports of wood mouldings and millwork products may also enter under HTSUS numbers: 4409.10.6000, 4409.10.6500, 4409.22.6000, 4409.22.6500, 4409.29.6100, 4409.29.6600, 4418.99.9095 and 4421.99.9780. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive.
Bright Wood Corporation
335 NW Hess Rd
Madras, OR 97741
Phone: (541) 475-2234
Contact Person: Dallas Stovall
Cascade Wood Products, Inc.
8399 14th Street
White City, Oregon 97503
Phone: 800-423-3311 x216
Contact Person: Gary Trapp
Endura Products, Inc.
8817 W. Market St.
Colfax, NC 27235
Contact Person: Kevin MacDonald
Sierra Pacific Industries
11400 Reading Road
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone: (530) 529-5108
Contact Person: Jon Gartman
2231 Paseo Avenue
Live Oak, CA 95953
Phone: (530) 790-2727
Contact Person: John Morrison
Woodgrain Millwork Inc.
300 NW 16th Street
Fruitland, ID 83619
Contact Person: Greg Easton
Yuba River Moulding
PO Box 1078
Yuba City, California 95992
Phone: (530) 742-2475
Fax: (530) 742-7140
Contact Person: Thomas C. Williams, Jr
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Timothy C. Brightbill Esq.
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
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.
|Petition Filed||January 8, 2020|
|DOC Initiation||January 28, 2020|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||January 22, 2020|
|Request to appear at hearing||January 27, 2020|
|Hearing||January 29, 2020|
|Briefs||February 3, 2020|
|ITC Vote||February 24, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||June 16, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary Countervailing Determination||April 2, 2020|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||August 31, 2020|
|DOC Final Countervailing Determination||June 16, 2020|
|ITC Final Determination||October 14, 2020|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III.
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
|2016||2017||2018||2018 Jan-Oct.||2019 Jan-Oct.|
|Quantity (1,000 Meters)||372,705||420,298||434,041||357,021||376,176|
For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.