May 31, 2024
News Release 24-049
Inv. No(s). 701-TA-720 and 731-TA-1688
Contact: Michelea Wyatt-McLeod, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on Ceramic Tile from India

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of ceramic tile from India that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of India. 1

Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue its investigations of imports of ceramic tile from India, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about July 15, 2024, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about September 26, 2024.

The Commission’s public report Ceramic Tile from India (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-720 and 731-TA-1688 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 5515, June 2024) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by June 28, 2024; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:


Washington, DC 20436


Ceramic Tile from India

Investigation Nos: 701-TA-720 and 731-TA-1688 (Preliminary)

Product Description: The merchandise covered by these investigations is ceramic flooring tile, wall tile, paving tile, hearth tile, and the like (hereafter “ceramic tile”).  Ceramic tiles are articles containing a mixture of minerals including clay (generally hydrous silicates of alumina or magnesium) that are fired so the raw materials are fused to produce a tile that is less than 3.2 cm in thickness, exclusive of decorative features. All ceramic tile is subject to the scope regardless of end use, surface area, weight, glazed or unglazed, water absorption coefficient by weight, extent of vitrification, and regardless of whether or not the tile is on a backing.

Status of Proceedings:

  1.  Type of investigations:  Preliminary antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.
  2.  Petitioner: Coalition for Fair Trade in Ceramic Tile (comprising Crossville, Inc., Crossville, TN; Dal-Tile Corporation, Dallas, TX; Del Conca USA, Inc., Loudon, TN; Florida Tile,  Lexington, KY; Florim USA, Clarksville, TN; Landmark Ceramics - UST, Inc., Mount Pleasant, TN; Portobello America Manufacturing LLC, Pompano Beach, FL; StonePeak Ceramics  Inc., Chicago, IL; and Wonder Porcelain, Lebanon, TN).
  3.  USITC Institution Date:  Friday, April 19, 2024.
  4.  USITC Conference Date:  Friday, May 10, 2024.
  5.  USITC Vote Date:  Friday, May 31, 2024.
  6.  USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, June 03, 2024.

U.S. Industry in 2023:

  1.    Number of U.S. producers:  10.
  2.    Location of producers’ plants:  Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. 
  3.    Production and related workers:  3,976.
  4.    U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  $1.3 billion.
  5.    Apparent U.S. consumption:  $3.9 billion.
  6.    Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption, by value:  6.7 percent.

U.S. Imports in 2023:

  1.   Subject imports:  $259 million.
  2.   Nonsubject imports:  $2.3 billion.
  3.   Leading import sources:  Brazil, India, Italy, Mexico, and Spain.


1 Chairman David S. Johanson determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is threatened with material injury by reason of subject imports from India.


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