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…
March 23, 2023
Trade issues continue to be hot topics in our industry. Last week the U.S. Court of International Trade upheld the 25% Section 301 tariffs on Chinese hardwood plywood and multilayered wood flooring, among other products. This is an important win for many DHA members who participate in coalitions for both products.
March 09, 2023
We know from middle school biology classes that wood is produced from photosynthesis which uses carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and stores carbon in wood products, but we often need data to show that wood products are the climate-responsible choice. DHA has just that: a new environmental product declaration documenting the very low global warming potential of engineered wood flooring. Comparisons to similar studies for vinyl flooring show that the global warming potential of vinyl is nearly six times that of engineered wood flooring.…
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—…
February 09, 2023
An important part of DHA's mission is promoting beautiful decorative hardwood products and making sure customers know where to buy them. I’m happy to announce that the 2023 Where to Buy directory is now available—download your free copy today. Last year, the DHA Where to Buy was downloaded more than 9,000 times.