Woodworking Industry News

Hardwood plywood celebrates while cabinet industry continues to fight

Even as one wood products industry celebrates a recent Commerce Department trade ruling, another industry continues to fight a battle it thought it had already won. The commerce department recently ruled in favor of the hardwood plywood (HWPW) industry that claimed that HWPW products assembled in Vietnam using Chinese source materials were an evasion of tariffs that might be as high as 200 percent. 


Vietnam agreement a positive outcome, possible model for free trade agreements

America is facing a historical supply chain reckoning, with ripple effects impacting virtually all Americans, and nearly all sectors of the U.S. economy.  The wood products industry is no exception.  U.S. trade policy leaders have their work cut out for them, but they have displayed a willingness to work with and listen to our industry.

Woodworking Industry News

Additional tariffs levied against U.S. hardwood & veneer exports to China

WASHINGTON - U.S. hardwood lumber, logs and veneer exports are among the products impacted in a new round of tariffs announced Friday by the Chinese government. The tariffs will be implemented in two phases, beginning Sept.1 and Dec. 15.  New and additional tariffs of 5% and 10% on being levied. According to information provided by the American Hardwood Export Council and the National Hardwood Lumber Association,  products impacted include: