Posts Tagged ‘ anti-dumping and countervailing duties ’

Millwork Coalition Brings Trade Cases Against China and Brazil for Dumping and Subsidies

Jan 9th, 2020

The Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) yesterday to impose antidumping and countervailing duties on China and Brazil for wood mouldings and millwork products. CAMP, an alliance of large and small American-millwork producers, filed antidumping charges against both countries […]

Chinese Aluminum Company and Billionaire Indicted in Anti-Dumping Case

Aug 5th, 2019

A federal grand jury indictment alleges that China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd., its former president and Chinese billionaire Zhongtian Liu and several co-defendants, including affiliate company Perfectus Aluminum, lied to U.S. Customs and Border Protection to avoid paying $1.8 billion in anti-dumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) to the U.S. The AD/CVD orders were imposed by the U.S. in […]

Investigation Determines Chinese Companies Evaded Antidumping and Countervailing Orders

Dec 27th, 2018

In February 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began an investigation into Chinese companies Sun Bright International Corp. and Fair Importing Corp., over issues pertaining to antidumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD). Sun Bright produces aluminum profiles for doors, windows and other uses. Conducted under the Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA), the investigation has […]

AEC Applauds Preliminary Finding of Duty Evasion Through Malaysia

May 25th, 2018

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the Aluminum Extruders Fair Trade Committee (AEFTC) applauds the U.S. Custom and Border Protection’s preliminary decision to impose interim measures on importers Sun Bright International Corporation and Fair Importing Corporation for participating in a scheme to evade duties using fake country of origin certificates. The report states, “In its […]

Aluminum Door Threshold Importer Faces Sanctions

May 22nd, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently ruled that a company importing aluminum door thresholds from China could be evading the U.S. government’s antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on extrusions from that country. On May 17, 2018, CBP announced interim measures against Columbia Aluminum Products following an investigation into violations of the Enforce […]

Perfectus Accused of Aluminum Dumping by DOJ

Sep 21st, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint against a California company, alleging that it avoided paying $1.5 billion in tariffs by passing off illegally imported aluminum extrusions as finished products. The complaint, filed September 14, alleges that Zhongtian Liu, the founder and chairperson of China Zhongwang Holdings Lmt., is effectively the owner of […]

Prison Sentence for Extrusion Order Violation Could be a ‘Wake-Up Call’

Jun 4th, 2015

A year-and-a-half-long prison sentence involving the violation of aluminum extrusion orders could set the stage for future judgments. Last month, Armando Garcia-Vazquez was handed an 18-month prison sentence by a federal judge in Puerto Rico for pleading guilty to “conspiracy to smuggle goods into the United States.” Garcia-Vasquez participated in a fraud scheme to transship […]

Report: Tariffs on Chinese Imports Boost U.S. Aluminum Extruders

Dec 8th, 2014

Roughly four years ago, the Department of Commerce imposed anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of aluminum extrusions from China to give domestic extruders a fairer share of the market. According to one study, it’s worked out well for U.S. extruders, though the contest is far from over.