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On April 19, 2024, the Coalition for Fair Trade in Ceramic Tile (“FTCT”), “the Coalition”, or “Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on U.S. imports of ceramic tile from India.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The following language describes the imported merchandise from India that is within the scope of this Petition:

The merchandise covered by the order is ceramic flooring tile, wall tile, paving tile, hearth tile, porcelain tile, mosaic tile, flags, finishing tile, and the like (hereinafter ceramic tile). Ceramic tiles are articles containing a mixture of minerals including clay (generally hydrous silicates of alumina or magnesium) that are fired so the raw materials are fused to produce a finished good that is less than 3 .2 cm in actual thickness. All ceramic tile is subject to the scope regardless of end use, surface area, and weight, regardless of whether the tile is glazed or unglazed, regardless of the water absorption coefficient by weight, regardless of the extent of vitrification, and regardless of whether or not the tile is on a backing. Subject merchandise includes ceramic tile with decorative features that may in spots exceed 3.2 cm in thickness and includes ceramic tile “slabs” or “panels” (tiles that are larger than 1 meter2 (11 ft. 2)).

Subject merchandise includes ceramic tile that undergoes minor processing in a third country prior to importation into the United States. Similarly, subject merchandise includes ceramic tile produced that undergoes minor processing after importation into the United States. Such minor processing includes, but is not limited to, one or more of the following: beveling, cutting, trimming, staining, painting, polishing, finishing, additional firing, affixing a decorative surface to the tile, or any other processing that would otherwise not remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope product.

Subject merchandise is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under the following subheadings of heading 6907: 6907.21.1005, 6907.21.1011, 6907.21.1051, 6907. 21.2000, 6907.21.3000, 6907.21.4000, 6907.21.9011, 6907.21.905 1, 6907. 22.1005, 6907.22.1011, 6907.22.1051, 6907.22.2000, 6907.22.3000, 6907.22.4000, 6907.22. 9011, 6907.22.9051, 6907.23.1005, 6907.23.10 11, 6907. 23. 10 5 1, 6907.23.2000, 6907.23.3000, 6907.23 .4000, 6907. 23.9011, 6907. 23 .9051, 6907.30.1005, 6907.30.1011, 6907 .30.1051, 6907 .30. 2000, 6907 .30.3000, 6907 .30.4000, 6907.30.9011, 6907.30.905 1, 6907.40.1005, 6907.40.1011, 6907.40.10 51, 6907.40.2000, 6907.40.3000, 6907.40.4000, 6907.40.9011, and 6907.40. 905 1. Subject merchandise may also enter under subheadings of headings 6914 and 6905, 6914.10.8000, 6914.90.8000, 690 5.10.0000, and 6905.90.0050. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

Crossville, Inc.
346 Sweeney Dr
Crossville, TN 38555
Greg Mather gmather@crossvilleinc.com (931) 484-2110 https://www.crossvilleinc.com/  
Florim USA
300 International Blvd Clarksville,
TN 37040
Don Haynes DHaynes@FlorimUSA.com
(931) 553-7568
https://usa.florim.com/
Dal-Tile Corporation
834 Hawn Freeway
Dallas, TX 75217
Marcelo Rodriguez Marcelo.Rodriguez@ragnousa.com
(800) 449-3591
https://www.daltile.com/
Florida Tile
998 Governors Lane, Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40513
Clark Cornelius clark.cornelius@floridatile.com
(859) 219-5212
https://www.floridatile.com/  
Del Conca USA, Inc.
155 Del Conca Way
Loudon, TN 37774
Paolo Mularoni
p.mularoni@delconca.com
(865) 657-3550 https://www.delconcausa.com
Portobello America Manufacturing LLC
1600 NW 18th Street, Suite 708
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Jacqueline Wisdom jacqueline.wisdom@portobeiloamerica.com
(931) 650-5225 https://www.portobelloamerica.com/  
Wonder Porcelain
5 Wonder Lane
Lebanon, TN 37090
Juan F. Molina
j .molina@wonderporcelain.com
(615) 994-3266 https://wonderporcelain. com/
StonePeak Ceramics Inc.
325 W Huron St. Suite 404
Chicago, IL 6065
Massimo Fiorini mfiorini@stonepeakceramics.com
(312) 330-0891 https://www.stonepeakceramics.com/  
Landmark Ceramics – UST, Inc.
1427 N. Main Street
Mount Pleasant, TN 38474
Francesco Pirazzoli
f.pirazzol@lcusa.com
(606) 727-7585 https://www.landmarkceramics.com/
 

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

555 12th Street, NW, Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20004

(202) 289-1313

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

The list of Indian Exporters has been marked as Business Proprietary and is not currently available. Should this list become available we will update this summary.

NAMED IMPORTERS

The list of U.S. Importers has been marked as Business Proprietary and is not currently available.  Should this list become available we will update this summary.

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

EventEarliest Date
Petition FiledApril 19, 2024
DOC InitiationMay 9, 2024
ITC Preliminary Investigation:
Questionnaires DueMay 3, 2024
Request to appear at hearing                                     May 8, 2024
HearingMay 10, 2024
BriefsMay 15, 2024
ITC VoteJune 3, 2024
  
DOC Investigation Schedule: 
DOC Preliminary Antidumping DeterminationSeptember 26, 2024
DOC Final Antidumping DeterminationDecember 10, 2024
DOC Preliminary Countervailing DeterminationJuly 13, 2024
DOC Final Countervailing DeterminationSeptember 26, 2024
  
ITC Final Investigation: 
ITC Final AD Determination                 January 24, 2025
ITC Final CVD Determination              November 10, 2024

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS

India:               407.78% – 827.60%

ALLEGED COUNTERVAILING DUTY MARGINS

Above de minimis

ALLEGED SUBSIDIES

For a list of alleged subsidies the Petitioner, please see Attachment III.

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

For a list of Imports of Subject Merchandise, please see Attachment IV.

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