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ITC votes in favor of U.S. petitioners

HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—One year after a group of U.S. engineered wood flooring manufacturers filed a federal unfair trade petition against Chinese imports, the International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to uphold the antidumping and countervailing duties set by the Department of Commerce (DOC) last month.

The result of this action means imports from all but one Chinese manufacturer—Zhejiang Yuhua Timber Co.—are not only subject to the DOC rates, they may have to pay additional fees a year or more later as the duties can be retroactively adjusted for as long as the government feels harm is being done to U.S. manufacturers. Continue reading ITC votes in favor of U.S. petitioners

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Cersaie attracts 113,165 total visitors

BOLOGNA, ITALY—Cersaie has once again confirmed its world leadership position in the field of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishing trade fairs. After selling out all the floor space in the Bologna Exhibition Centre five months before the event (965 exhibitors from 31 countries, including 265 non-Italian companies), the show’s strength was further bolstered by its number of visitors. Continue reading Cersaie attracts 113,165 total visitors