22 Jul 2020

What to Look for When Choosing a Quartz Manufacturer

What to Look for When Choosing a Quartz Manufacturer As a homeowner, there are so many aspects to consider when renovating or updating a kitchen. You have costs, styles, and time frames at the very top of the list. As you’re actually doing the kitchen remodel, you realize there are so many other aspects to consider as well, such as electrical, cabinetry, durability, and […]
8 Jul 2020

What to Consider When Choosing New Countertops

What to Consider When Choosing New Countertops The kitchen is where the magic happens. Where your family comes together for meals and your friends join together for drinks after a hectic week. Why not make sure the space is reminiscent of just how special it is? With new countertops, you can completely transform your kitchen and turn it into a dream oasis […]
5 May 2020

Granite vs Quartz Countertops: What You Need to Know

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Granite vs Quartz Countertops: What You Need to Know If you watch home improvement shows, granite probably feels like the end-all, be-all kitchen countertop option — but that is doing some serious erasure of the huge variety of other stone countertop options out there! One of the options that offers a splendid array of similar colors to granite is quartz, but many people overlook […]
14 Feb 2020

Quartz Tariffs and India | Where are we now?

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The International Trade Commission (ITC)  will release its findings on the countervailing case in mid-October which could yield 0-15% extra duty. The ITC will decide the anti-dumping case in mid-January — are we speculating a 341% tariff like with Chinese quartz? Is India subsidizing the quartz factories for a competitive advantage?How soon will we see […]
3 Aug 2019

Quartz Tariffs, A Ripple Effect — Exports Slow from India

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Immediately after the Chinese tariff case was decided, imposing a 341% tariff, we’re facing another blow to quartz imports. In early May, Anti-dumping cases were filed for India and Turkey. Concerned about back-dated or retro-active tariffs, many have already slowed orders. After-all, during the China case, U.S. Customs collected and held 341% tariffs in escrow. […]
3 Aug 2019

Quartz Tariffs & Anti-Dumping — Court Decisions

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On June 12th the ITC announced the outcome of the Chinese tariff case affecting the import of Chinese quartz. While 3 separate tariffs were reviewed (plus the option of enacting tariffs retroactively,) some are calling the final decision a win and some are calling it a loss.  Watch as Steven explains the outcome in this […]
15 Nov 2018

Quartz Tariffs: What we face now, and what we will face come 2019

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A quick update on what we are facing in the quartz industry. We already have 2 tariffs in place; Quartz Import Tariff and Countervailing Tariff. We anticipate another, Anti-Dumping, tariff come 2019.
13 Nov 2018

Quartz Tariffs: Effects on the Quartz Factories

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These tariffs effect more than just purchasers and distributors of Chinese quartz materials. As companies slow down their ordering on materials quartz factories are being effect and business is being changed. Listen as Steven talks about how the manufacturers are responding to the new tariffs.
13 Nov 2018

Quartz Tariffs: Anti-Dumping

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In addition to some of the new tariffs on Chinese imported quartz materials there is also another pending Anti-Dumping tariff. As a result of a domestic law suit, an American quartz manufacturer claims that Chinese quartz imports are sold at such a low rate it is doing damage to the industry. Steven breaks down the […]
6 Nov 2018

Quartz Tariffs: What is happening to quartz imports?

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With our new administration we are facing some new challenges in the quartz industry. We are facing some new tariffs on Chinese quartz imports. Watch the following video to hear our owner, Steven Chavez, talk about what is happening to the new import tariffs and how it is affecting our industry.