There has been much talk and concern in the surfacing industry in recent months about tariffs on Chinese quartz. As you probably know, two tariffs have been applied to Chinese quartz and an additional one is to be announced in November, summarized below.
SUMMARY OF CHINESE QUARTZ TARIFFS:
- The Trump administration imposed a 10 percent tariff on about $200 billion worth of Chinese products. That includes quartz. The 10 percent tariff will escalate to 25 percent at year-end.
- The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced on Monday, September 17, affirmative preliminary determination of the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of quartz surfaces from China as one outcome of Cambria’s April petition. Commerce assigned a subsidy rate of 178.45 percent rate for two Chinese quartz manufacturers -- Fasa Industrial Corp. Ltd. and 178.45 percent for Foshan Hero Stone Co., Ltd. Additionally, the preliminary rate for all other Chinese producers and exporters is 34.38 percent.
- Commerce is still investigating antidumping claims by Cambria of quartz surfaces being sold below market rates, which will likely result in an additional tariff in November, on top of those already applied.
With the tariffs, much of the Chinese quartz supply is being disrupted as the Chinese companies are forced to raise prices to cover the cost of the tariffs. And that has the potential to negatively impact the businesses of fabricators and others who have been dependent on Chinese quartz as a significant part of their business.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP
Our goal is to help you minimize the impact to your business due to the Chinese quartz tariffs.
HanStone has been supplying premium quality quartz in the U.S. market since 2005, and we have been making our own quartz at our state of the art Breton-equipped plant in London, Ontario, just two hours from Detroit, since 2009. Our Canadian manufacturing facility is prepared to ensure a strong supply of material to the trade and to continue delivering quality quartz at a good value.
We are here for you, we are made in North America, and if you work with us, we will do our best to help you minimize disruption to your business by offering you a high level of service, consistently high-quality quartz in desirable colors, and pricing that offers a strong value equation.
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