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New AD/CV Probes of Mainland Chinese Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products

The U.S. International Trade Commission has initiated the preliminary phase of antidumping and countervailing injury investigations of mainland Chinese wood mouldings and millwork products classified under HTSUS 4409.10.4010, 4409.10.4090, 4409.10.4500, 4409.10.5000, 4409.22.4000, 4409.22.5000, 4409.29.4000, 4409.29.4100, 4409.29.5000, 4409.29.5100, 4409.10.6000, 4409.10.6500, 4409.22.6000, 4409.22.6500, 4409.29.6100,4409.29.6600,4418.99.9095 and 4421.99.9780. A schedule for these investigations has not yet been released.

The targeted products are wood mouldings and millwork products made of wood (regardless of wood species), laminated veneer lumber, or wood and composite materials (where the composite materials make up less than 50 percent of the total good) that are woodwork or building materials that are produced in a mill or otherwise undergo re-manufacturing. Covered products include interior and exterior door frames or jambs, frame or jamb kits, packaged door frame trim or casing sets, mullions, mull posts, mouldings stops, sashes, base mouldings, casing, trim, panel strips, shelf cleats, chamfer strips, inside corners, window stools, sills, door stiles, thresholds/saddles, decorative wood mouldings, rosettes, plinth blocks, interior siding that is laminated veneer lumber or finger jointed and/or coated with any surface coating, and finger-jointed or edge-glued moulding or millwork blanks.

These products may be solid wood, laminated, finger-jointed, edge-glued or otherwise joined in the production or re-manufacturing process. They are covered whether imported raw, coated, primed, painted, stained, wrapped or treated; regardless of whether or not any surface coating(s) or covers obscure the grain, textures or markings of the wood; whether or not they are ready for use or require final machining or packaging; and whether or not they are trimmed, cut-to-size, notched, punched or drilled, or have undergone other forms of minor processing.

Subject goods also include wood mouldings and millwork products that have been further processed in a third country, including trimming, cutting, notching, punching, drilling, coating or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the goods from the scope if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope product.

Excluded from the scope of the AD/CV petition are (1) exterior fencing, exterior decking and exterior siding products, finished and unfinished doors, flooring and parts of stair steps; and (2) all products covered by the scope of the AD and CV duty orders on hardwood plywood and multi-layered wood flooring from mainland China.

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