INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
03 May 2013 Preliminary duty

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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Anti-dumping

The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood (CFTHP) filed anti-dumping and countervailing duty petitions against hardwood plywood from China on September 27, 2012. The petitioner, an association of US manufacturers of hardwood and decorative plywood, has said that the CFTHP represents approximately 80% of domestic production of the product. According to the group, over the past several years imports from China have grown from around 10% to 50%. In a statement released by the organization, CFTHP said that their members have 'suffered material competitive injury as a result of these unfair trade practices and that the industry continues to be threatened by further injury by reason of the Chinese imports.' According to the industry group, AD and CVD margins are in excess of 300%. The US International Trade Commission reached a unanimous affirmative finding it its preliminary determination on November 13, 2012. On March 14, 2013 the Department of Commerce published preliminary CVD determinations of de minims-27.16% and May 3, 2013 the Department of Commerce published preliminary AD determinations of 0.62-63.96%.

The United States International Trade Commission determined on November 5, 2013 that a U.S. industry is neither materially injured nor threatened with material injury by reason of imports of hardwood plywood from China. As a result, no AD or CVD orders will be issued.

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
441239 Other
441294 Blockboard, laminboard and battenboard
441299 Other

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