DHA Insights: April 6, 2023


Recent trade rulings dominate our top stories in this issue. Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued affirmative determinations in the sunset reviews for both the antidumping and countervailing duties on hardwood plywood and multilayered wood flooring from China. This is an important ruling that foreshadows the continuation of duties for five years on both of these products. If the U.S. International Trade Commission reaches a similar finding, as is expected, this will represent a big win for many DHA members who participate in those trade coalitions.

Advocacy is also heating uphttps://www.decorativehardwoods.org/admin/content around the farm bill, appropriations, and taxes. Several stories below highlight DHA's advocacy with partners to promote our products and sustainable forestry, and to protect family businesses from death taxes.

In preparation for our Annual Meeting, DHA will host a webinar with the American Hardwood Export Council's expert on the EU deforestation law. See the story below for more details and to register.

If you have questions or comments, contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Keith A. Christman, President
Decorative Hardwoods Association