Australian environmental flooring company, Style Limited has been made exempt from antidumping tariff charges in the United States following a major investigation into multi-layered wood flooring imported from China.

In November 2010, the Department of Commerce (DOC) initiated a large scale antidumping investigation on multilayered wood flooring from the People’s Republic of China. The investigation involved more than 200 Chinese companies and was petitioned by the Coalition for American Hardwood Parity, an association of US manufacturers of multilayered wood flooring.

On Oct. 18 the DOC’s final determinations were published in the US Federal Register. Style submitted requests for exclusion from the scope of the investigation, based on the unique and patented nature of its strand woven wood technology. The Department of Commerce has now confirmed that Style’s strand woven Eucalyptus engineered flooring, manufactured at Style’s production sites in China, falls outside the scope of this investigation, and is therefore exempt from these duties.