Commerce Department Issues Preliminary Results in Trade Case on Multilayered Wood Flooring from China

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has issued preliminary results in its 2016-2017 administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on MLWF from China.

The DOC has preliminarily determined that imports of MLWF from China were unfairly dumped in the United States at significant and heightened rates. The DOC found that the Chinese producers individually examined in this review dumped MLWF in the United States at rates as high as 96.51%. Similarly, for Chinese producers not individually examined in this review, but eligible for a separate rate, the DOC increased the AD rate to 48.62%.

The DOC has also increased the China-wide entity rate from 25.62% to 96.51%. The 120 Chinese producers and exporters subject to DOC’s individual, separate, and China-wide rates in this case now face the prospect of considerably higher AD rates on imports of wood flooring.

“This is a very positive result for the domestic multilayered wood flooring industry, as it recognizes the high levels of dumping that have been occurring and helps ensure that the domestic industry competes on an even playing field with foreign producers,” said Tim Brightbill of Wiley Rein, counsel to the American Manufacturers of Multilayered Wood Flooring.

The DOC is expected to issue its final results in this review in April 2019.

Source: Wiley Rein LLP

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