U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from China
For Immediate Release
December 29, 2020
Contact: Office of Public Affairs
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of wood mouldings and millwork products from China, as well as the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of wood mouldings and millwork products from China. Commerce also announced a negative final determination in the AD investigation of wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil.
Commerce determined that exporters from China have dumped wood mouldings and millwork products in the United States at margins ranging from 44.60 percent to 230.36 percent. In addition, Commerce determined that exporters from China received countervailable subsidies at rates ranging from 20.56 percent to 252.29 percent.
In 2019, imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil and China were valued at an estimated $315 million and $193 million, respectively.
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).
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is currently scheduled to make its final injury determinations on or about February 11, 2021. If the ITC makes affirmative final injury determinations, Commerce will issue AD and CVD orders on imports from China. If the ITC makes negative final determinations of injury, the investigations will be terminated, and no orders will be issued.
Read the fact sheet on today’s decision(s).
The strict enforcement of U.S. trade law is a primary focus of the Trump Administration. Since the beginning of the current administration, Commerce has initiated 306 new AD and CVD investigations – a 278 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.
The AD and CVD laws provide American businesses and workers with an internationally accepted mechanism to seek relief from the harmful effects of unfair pricing of imports into the United States. Commerce currently maintains 542 AD and CVD orders that provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Enforcement and Compliance unit within the International Trade Administration is responsible for vigorously enforcing U.S. trade laws and does so through an impartial, transparent process that abides by international rules and is based on factual evidence provided on the record.
Foreign companies that price their products in the U.S. market below the cost of production or below prices in their home markets are subject to AD duties. Foreign companies that receive unfair subsidies from their governments, such as grants, loans, equity infusions, tax breaks, or production inputs, are subject to CVD duties aimed at directly countering those subsidies.