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Preliminary Determination in Antidumping Duty Investigation of Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from China and Brazil

Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from China but not Brazil

On August 6, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from China. Commerce also announced its negative preliminary determination in the AD investigation of wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil.

Country Company Dumping Rates Adjusted Dumping Rates [3]
Brazil Araupel S.A./Braslumber Industria de Molduras Ltda./BrasPine Madeiras Ltda.[1] 0.00% N/A
China Bel Trade Wood Industrial Co., Ltd. Youxi Fujian[1] 146.91% 136.18%
Fujian Yinfeng Imp & Exp Trading Co., Ltd./Fujian Province Youxi City Mangrove Wood Machining Co., Ltd.[1] 40.30% 29.57%
Separate Rate [2] 79.40% 68.67%
China-Wide Entity 359.16% 348.43%

[1] Mandatory Respondent
[2] Companies receiving a separate rate are listed in the Federal Register Notice.
[3] Rates adjusted for export subsidies.

Event AD Investigation
Petition Filed January 8, 2020
DOC Initiation Date January 28, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determination February 24, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determination August 5, 2020
DOC Final Determination December 18, 2020
ITC Final Determination February 1, 2021
Issuance of Orders [1] February 8, 2021

[1] This will take place on in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the ITC.
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Act.

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
Brazil Volume (Meters) 420,297,558 434,087,071 442,704,774
Value (USD) $316,186,057 $291,499,227 $315,255,453
China Volume (Meters) 134,917,605 190,059,615 223,223,345
Value (USD) $158,402,017 $207,992,145 $193,123,854

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 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).

The petitioner is the Coalition of American Millwork Producers, whose members are Bright Wood Corporation (Madras, OR), Cascade Wood Products, Inc. (White City, OR), Endura Products, Inc. (Colfax, NC), Sierra Pacific Industries (Red Bluff, CA), Sunset Moulding (Live Oak, CA), Woodgrain Millwork, Inc. (Fruitland, ID), and Yuba River Moulding (Yuba City, CA).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of preliminary FAQs.

Additional case information including the scope of the investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case number: A-351-853 and A-570-117, for the Brazil and China cases, respectively.

To date, Commerce maintains 531 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.

Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, Commerce has initiated 281 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 260 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.