A petition was filed on April 19, 2024 by The Coalition for Fair Trade in Ceramic Tile alleging imports of ceramic tile from India have injured domestic manufacturers and flooded the market with uncertified tiles.

The Coalition alleges that the tiles are being sold at less than fair value, subsidized by the government of India. The petition seeks the imposition of tariffs estimated between 408% to 828%.

The scope covers ceramic flooring tile, wall tile, paving tile, hearth tile, porcelain tile, mosaic tile, flags,  and finishing tile. All ceramic tile is covered by the petition regardless of (1) end use, surface area, and weight, (2) whether the tile is glazed or unglazed, (3) the water absorption coefficient by weight, (4) the extent of vitrification, and (5) whether or not the tile is on a backing.

The Commerce Department will determine whether to initiate the investigations within 20 days. The USITC will reach a preliminary determination of material injury or threat of material injury within 45 days.

As with any proceeding, participation is very important to protect your rights. We urge anyone that imports ceramic tile pay close attention to this case and to ensure that all appropriate steps are taken to mitigate any damage.

Diaz Trade Law will continue to monitor this case and share updates. For more information or questions get in touch with us at 305-456-3830 or info@diaztradelaw.com.