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.