US ITC Ruling: US Countertop Industry Has Been Injured by Low Cost Imports from China

US ITC Ruling: US Countertop Industry Has Been Injured by Low Cost Imports from China

On May 31, 2018, the US International Trade Commission announced that it had reason to believe the US quartz countertop industry had been materially injured by imported Chinese products being sold at less than fair value.

Following this ruling, a series of tariffs were levied against Chinese quartz slab imports, ranging from 311% to 528%. How is this expected to impact the global countertops market going forward?


The Sustainable Packaging Conundrum: Would You Like Paper or Plastic?

The Sustainable Packaging Conundrum: Would You Like Paper or Plastic?

Most consumers have made an online purchase at some point in the past year - and at least one of them was probably from Amazon. The ubiquity of Amazon and other e-commerce sites in American life has broadly increased consumer awareness of not just online shopping, but also protective packaging - a $27 billion market in 2018.

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Alternative Water Sources: Overcoming the “Ick” Factor to Address Global Shortages

Alternative Water Sources: Overcoming the “Ick” Factor to Address Global Shortages

The global market for water treatment equipment and chemicals is expected to grow 5.6% per year through 2023, and part of the reason for this growth is the rising use of recycled wastewater or desalinated seawater.

Historically, the use of these water sources has been spurned due to unappealing aesthetics/taste or technological difficulties. So what’s changing?

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