The last few weeks brought a flurry of developments regarding international trade. Two petitions recently were filed with the US International Trade Commission (“ITC”).
On April 30th, Hirsh Industries filed an antidumping (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) petition on imports of certain vertical metal file cabinets from China. The petition covers metal filing cabinets containing extendable file storage elements having a width of 25 inches or less and having a height greater than its width. The petition alleges dumping margins of 120.48 percent and 196.79 percent. The Department of Commerce will decide whether to initiate its investigation on May 20, 2019.
On May 8, Cambria Company LLC filed AD/CVD petitions on imports of certain quartz surface products from India and the Republic of Turkey. The scope of the investigation is fairly broad, and includes quartz surface products such as slabs, including tabletops, countertops, bar tops, vanity tops, tabletops, tiles, etc. The petitioner alleges a 344.11 percent dumping margin against India, and an 89.38 percent dumping margin against the Republic of Turkey. The Department of Commerce will decide whether to initiate its investigation on May 28, 2019.