On April 30, 2020, the International Trade Commission voted that dumped and illegally subsidized imports of ceramic tile from China are injuring U.S. industry, the ITC said in a press release. The affirmative injury vote means that Commerce will issue AD/CVD orders on Chinese ceramic tile, and will begin conducting annual administrative reviews, if requested, to determine assessments of AD/CV duties on importers. Following its announcement, the ITC also reversed Commerce’s findings of critical circumstances, so Commerce will refund all AD duty cash deposits collected prior to Nov. 14, 2019 in connection with the AD investigation. Commerce announced its final AD/CVD determinations on March 31.
Husch Blackwell’s International Trade and Supply Chain team will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as new information becomes available.