INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
01 Dec 2017 Definitive duty
13 Nov 2017 Preliminary duty
18 Nov 2016 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 13 Nov 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

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 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.

On November 13, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations. Commerce calculated final subsidy rates of 22.98 percent and 194.90 percent for mandatory respondents Linyi Sanfortune Wood Co., Ltd. and Shandong Dongfang Bayley Wood Co., Ltd., respectively. Shandong Dongfang Bayley Wood Co., Ltd.’s subsidy rate of 194.90 percent was based on adverse facts available because it did not cooperate to the best of its ability. The 61 companies that did not respond to Commerce’s quantity and value questionnaire also received a subsidy rate of 194.90 percent because, by not responding, they did not cooperate to the best of their ability. Commerce established a final subsidy rate of 22.98 percent for all other producers/exporters in China. Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect cash deposits equal to the applicable final weighted-average dumping rates. Further, as a result of the affirmative final CVD determination, if the U.S. International Trade Commission makes an affirmative injury determination, Commerce will instruct CBP to resume collection of cash deposits equal to the applicable subsidy rates.

On December 1, 2017 the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of these imports. As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of this product from China.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

314 Boards & panels
4412 Plywood, veneered panels and similar laminated wood.
441210 Of bamboo
441231 With at least one outer ply of tropical wood specified in Subheading Note 2 to this Chapter
441232 Other, with at least one outer ply of nonconiferous wood
441294 Blockboard, laminboard and battenboard
441299 Other

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