By: Berlin Packaging Specialist
Date: June 9, 2020
Berlin Packaging, the world’s largest rigid packaging supplier, supports today’s negative determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding the subsidization of Chinese manufactured glass. As a result of the Commission’s ruling, no countervailing duty will be imposed on imports of certain glass containers manufactured in China and duties previously calculated by the Department of Commerce will be removed.
“We are extremely gratified by this decision, as it benefits not only our customers, but their customers, the consumer,” said Mark Lobring, Vice President of Supply Chain at Berlin Packaging. “As the leading global supplier of rigid packaging, we continue to advocate for fair and open supply chains, so our customers can benefit from the strong relationships we have with our 900+ manufacturing partners on four continents.”
With far-reaching and extensive sourcing, a global team of 1,500+ packaging professionals, and thousands of glass packaging customers across a variety of industries including beverage, food, spirits, wine and more, Berlin Packaging has advocated against the imposition of antidumping tariffs and countervailing duties in regards to Chinese manufactured glass.
The original petition was filed in September 2019 by the American Glass Packaging Coalition. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued antidumping and countervailing duties on imported Chinese glass because of an investigation spurred by this petition, but the ITC’s findings nullify those duties. The parallel antidumping investigation is still pending and will be decided in October 2020.