Berlin Packaging backs US ITC decision on countervailing duty

10 June 2020 (Last Updated June 10th, 2020 12:01)

Rigid packaging supplier Berlin Packaging has supported US International Trade Commission (ITC) decision on countervailing duty (CVD) on imports of certain Chinese manufactured glass.

Berlin Packaging backs US ITC decision on countervailing duty
Berlin Packaging advocates US ITC decision to not impose duties on Chinese manufactured glass. Credit: sswj.

Rigid packaging supplier Berlin Packaging has supported US International Trade Commission (ITC) decision on countervailing duty (CVD) on imports of certain Chinese manufactured glass.

The ITC has ruled against levying CVD on the imports and also scrapped duties previously calculated by the US Department of Commerce (DOC).

Last month, the DOC decided to increase the final CVD on Chinese glass container imports from 25.46% to 320.53% for Chinese manufacturers.

The petition was originally filed by American Glass Packaging Coalition on 2 September last year.

This filing prompted the DOC to issue antidumping and CVDs on imported Chinese glass because of an investigation.

However, ITC’s ruling has invalidated those duties.

The parallel antidumping investigation is still pending and will be decided in October.

Berlin Packaging supply chain vice-president Mark Lobring said: “We are extremely gratified by this decision, as it benefits not only our customers, but their customers, the consumer.

“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.”

Headquartered in Chicago, Berlin Packaging provides solutions to various industries including beverage, food, spirits, wine and more.

It employs more than 1,500 packaging professionals serving thousands of glass packaging customers.

In December last year, Berlin Packaging completed the acquisition of Netherlands-based Novio Packaging Group.