“A.St.A. World-Wide, the Agglomerated Stone Worldwide Association reaffirms its firm support of free and fair trade according to A.St.A.’s first and second articles of its Statutes.
In particular, A.St.A. World-Wide supports the preliminary measures adopted by the United States Department of Commerce and by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), as part of their investigations, to impose duties on Chinese producers to protect fair trade in the industry.
In addition, A.St.A. World-Wide considers similar measures should be adopted in other jurisdictions like the European Union to guarantee competition in equal conditions for the industry’s and of the consumers’ benefit.
A.St.A. World-Wide is composed of fourteen producers from ten countries and represents around fifteen thousand direct employees.”