Chinese Hardwood Plywood Countervailing Ruling Delayed

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 12/11/2012 4:36PM


Hardwood Plywood Antidumping Coalition WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Commerce said findings from its preliminary countervailing duty investigation of hardwood plywood and decorative plywood from China will be delayed until Feb. 26.

Initial results were to be released in December. The postponement of the preliminary CVD determination was by request of the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood and its members, the group which initiated the antidumping and countervailing petition in September. CFTHP's petition documented antidumping and countervailing duty margins in excess of 300 percent.

Last month, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously "that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of hardwood plywood from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value."

A preliminary antidumping duty determination is set to be made on or about March 6, 2013.

The antidumping petition is being challenged by the American Alliance of Hardwood Plywood (AAHP). The AAHP says the hardwood plywood product manufactured in China uses thinner veneer than that which is manufactured in the United States.

Hardwood plywood and decorative plywood are used in a number of products manufactured in the United States, including furniture, cabinetry and components.


About the Author

Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory ( She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at or Google+.

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Oregon  |  December, 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM

If you really think that something will be done about it by our do nothing goverment you are not to bright. I think Obama is to weak to do anything, but bow down.


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