ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Sep 2012In September 2012, the government of the United States initiated a new anti-subsidy and a new anti-dumping investigation.
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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.