Another Antidumping & Countervailing Duty Investigation: Hardwood Plywood from China

It seems like a month can’t by without another AD and/or CVD case being brought against a product coming from China. The latest product is “hardwood plywood.” If this product sounds familiar, you may be getting it mixed up with the AD/CVD case that was opened last year.

Some interesting facts about this investigation:

  • This case against hardwood plywood was brought by a collection of U.S. manufacturers, The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood. They claim to represent about 80% of the domestic plywood market.
  • They are represented by the same counsel, Jeff Levin, that let the establishment of AD and CVD duties on engineered wood flooring.
  • They are alleging dumping upwards of 300%.

You can find a timeline for the investigation on hardwood plywood from China at the following ITA website: http://www.usitc.gov/trade_remedy/731_ad_701_cvd/investigations/2012/hardwood_plywood/prelimphase.htm

Let me know if you have any questions.

-Jimmy Ting

jimmyting@great-world.com

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