DHA Insights: February 23, 2023


We continue to live in interesting times, this year, with significant changes underway in our industry and around the globe. The DHA eNews is a great way to stay current. But it is no substitute for the discussions that will take place at DHA’s 2023 Annual Meeting, Wednesday, May 24, through Friday, May 26. All DHA members are encouraged to attend, including those who join in the upcoming months. Registration is open—register now.

Events in 2022 dramatically changed trade in wood products. The war in Ukraine resulted in significantly lower imports of hardwood plywood from Russia. Imports from Vietnam appear to have slowed in the second half of 2022, likely as a result of the Coalition for Fair Trade in Hardwood Plywood's circumvention litigation and the Commerce Department's preliminary finding in July that hardwood plywood from Vietnam was circumventing duties on Chinese plywood. Sunset reviews are underway in both the hardwood plywood and multilayered wood flooring trade cases, ensuring that 2023 will continue to be an interesting year for our industry.

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

Keith A. Christman, President
Decorative Hardwoods Association