United States of America: Countervailing and antidumping duty investigation of certain hardwood plywood products imported from China

Measure #13087 | Published 5 Dec 2016 ▲


On November 18, 2016 the Coalition for Fair Trade (Columbia Forest Products, Commonwealth Plywood Inc., Murphy Plywood, Roseburg Forest Products Co., States Industries, Inc., and Timber Products Company) filed a petition seeking the imposition of countervailing and antidumping duties on certain hardwood plywood products imported from China.
The U.S. International Trade Commission reached an affirmative determination in its preliminary injury investigation on December 30, 2016.
On April 18, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty investigation.

Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:

Question Result
Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?
Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?
Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?
Was such evidence identified?
Is such evidence publicly available?
Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?
Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?
Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?
Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?

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Date Discovered:

Implemented: No

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GTA Evaluation: Amber

Government Response:

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