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On March 31, 2020, the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of ceramic tile from China.  See the fact sheet for a summary of the final cash deposit rates and margins.

In the AD investigation, Commerce calculated cash deposit rates of 356.02% for the mandatory respondents Belite Ceramics (Anyang) Co., Ltd. and Foshan Sanfi Import & Export Co., Ltd.  Commerce found these that these respondents were a part of the China-wide entity. The antidumping cash deposit rate for non-selected respondents eligible for a separate rate is 229.04%. The cash deposit rate for the China-wide entity is also 356.02%

In the CVD investigation, Commerce calculated and assigned subsidy rates of 358.81%, based entirely on adverse facts available, to mandatory respondents Temgoo International Trading Limited and Foshan Sanfi Import and Export Co., Ltd.  The subsidy rate for all other Chinese exporters is also 358.81%

The ITC is currently scheduled to make its final determinations on or about May 14, 2020.  If the ITC makes affirmative final determinations of material injury to domestic industry, then Commerce will issue AD and CVD orders instructing Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to collect deposits based on the applicable duty rate.  If the ITC makes negative determinations of injury, then the investigations will be terminated.

Husch Blackwell is monitoring the outcome of the AD and CVD investigations closely and will provide an update on the ITC’s final determinations when available.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding Commerce’s final determinations pertaining to imports of ceramic tile from China, please contact our International Trade and Supply Chain team.