Indian, Turkish Quartz Imports Slapped With Trade Duties
WASHINGTON, DC — The Commerce Dept. has announced affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of quartz surface imports from India and Turkey, finding that exporters from those countries sold the imports at less than fair value in the U.S.
As a result of the decision, announced last month, trade officials have instructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of quartz surface products based on preliminary rates of up to 5.05% from India and up to 4.88% from Turkey, the Commerce Dept. said.
Investigations into quartz surface imports from India and Turkey were initiated last year as a result of an unfair-trade petition filed by Cambria Company, the Le Sueur, MN-based supplier of engineered quartz surface products. Cambria has also battled successfully against quartz imports from China.
In 2018, imports of quartz surface products from India and Turkey were valued at an estimated $69.5 million and $28 million, respectively, according to government figures.
The Commerce Dept. is scheduled to announce a final determination in the case on or about Feb. 19. If Commerce’s final determinations are affirmative, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will make its final injury determinations on or about April 3.