Commerce Department Rules that Unitized Chinese
Curtainwall is Subject to Tariff
December 3, 2012
by Tara Taffera, firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Department of Commerce has ruled that unitized Chinese
curtainwall is subject to a tariff. The decision came Friday regarding
the Antidumping Duty (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CCVD) Orders
on Curtain Wall Units and Other Parts of a Curtain Wall Systems
from the People's Republic of China (PRC).
The Northern California Glass Management Association (NCGMA) filed
a scope inquiry on August 24, 2012, requesting that the Department
of Commerce confirm that curtainwall units and other parts of curtainwall
systems are within the scope of the Orders and the Curtain Wall
Coalition (CWC) filed an amended scope inquiry. The decision handed
down Friday determines that the curtainwall systems are within the
scope of the orders.
The CWC asserts that the language of the scope clearly states that
curtainwall units and other parts of curtainwalls are covered by
the scope of the Orders.
In the Memorandum, the Department says it has examined the language
of the Orders and the description of the products contained in this
scope request, as well as the description of subject merchandise
in the investigation. It found that the scope and descriptions of
the merchandise in the investigation are dispositive as to whether
the products at issue are subject merchandise. "Accordingly,
for this determination, the Department finds it unnecessary to consider
additional factors specified in 19 CFR 351.225(k) (2)," read
The scope of the Orders specifically lists curtainwalls as being
subject to the Orders. Subject aluminum extrusions may be described
at the time of importation as parts for final finished products
that are assembled after importation, including, but not limited
to, window frames, door frames, solar panels, curtainwalls, or furniture.
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