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

Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from China

On June 9, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from China. 


Preliminary Subsidy Rates

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
China Fujian Yinfeng Imp & Exp Trading Co., Ltd.[1] 13.61%
Fujian Nanping Yuanqiao Wood-Industry Co., Ltd. 245.34%[2]
All Others 13.61%

[1]Mandatory Respondent
[2]Rate was assigned based on facts available with an adverse inference

Event CVD Investigations
Petition Filed January 8, 2020
DOC Initiation Date January 28, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determinations February 24, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determinations June 8, 2020
DOC Final Determinations [1] October 19, 2020
ITC Final Determinations December 3, 2020
Issuance of Orders [2] December 10, 2020

[1]Final CVD determination has been aligned with the companion AD final determination
[2]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
China Volume (Meters) 134,917,605 190,385,535 224,439,748
Value (USD) $158,402,017 $208,388,081 $194,978,151

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).

Additional case information including the scope of the investigation can be found in the unpublished Information and Decision Memorandum and the unpublished Federal Register Notice here.

For general information and next steps, please click here.

The documents related to this investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users here. Please refer to case number:  C-570-118.

To date, Commerce maintains 526 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.

Since the beginning of the current Administration, Commerce has initiated 254 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 234 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.