Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Petition 259

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in For Members, Industry News, Stone Tablet | Comments Off on Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Petition 259

Great River Granite Company, DBA Weber Memorials, St. Cloud, MN, has petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) for temporary suspension of duties on “granite blocks and other building materials intended to be used as monumental or other building stones.”

The issue appears to be that while stone geologically defined as granite enters the U.S. duty free, a tariff of 3% is imposed on stones commercially defined and legally sold as granite (basalt, gabbro, diorite, diabase, syenite, gneiss, etc.).

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