U.S. Customs and Border Protection's twitter feed last month noted the agency's success in rooting out merchandise misclassified as ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinetry instead of the hardwood plywood panels actually contained in the cargo.
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The American Alliance for Hardwood Plywood expressed disappointment in the April 18 announcement about imposing preliminary countervailing dutieson Chinese exporters of hardwood plywood.
The U.S. Court of International Trade upheld a finding by the International Trade Commission that Chinese exports of hardwood plywood pose no threat to U.S. businesses. The ruling likely means no antidumping and countervailing duties will be assessed.
The American Alliance for Hardwood Plywood said it will fight what it calls a "protectionist campaign" by the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood as the CFTHP brings suit against the federal government on the issue of hardwood plywood from China.
U.S. hardwood plywood manufacturers filed an appeal Jan. 17 of the U.S. Court of International Trade's (ITC) ruling that dismissed their antidumping petition against imported Chinese hardwood plywood.
Woodworking Network's breaking news report on the U.S. International Trade Commission's ruling against an antidumping petition filed by U.S. hardwood plywood makers had nearly 1,800 page views within three hours of being posted Tuesday afternoon.
Chinese and domestic hardwood plywood are vastly different, serve different market tiers that do not crossover and are therefore non-competitive with one another, argued members of the Alliance for Hardwood Plywood (AAHP) and the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association before the International Trade Commission (ITC).
The American Alliance for Hardwood Plywood said the DOC's protectionist campaign against imported Chinese hardwood and decorative plywood will create market uncertainty and job loss for years to come.
The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood (CFTHP) said it wants to make sure that importers of Chinese hardwood and decorative plywood are making cash deposits as required for these products to enter the United States.
Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood Working to Ensure Collection of Cash Deposit on Unfairly Traded Imports from China