DHA® eNews - This Year's Most Popular Design & Color Trends, Coalition Requests Circumvention Determination, More Tariffs For China

Decorative Hardwoods Association® (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XI, Issue XIII: Coalition Requests Circumvention Determination | U.S. Hits China With Tariffs On $200B | This Year's Most Popular Bath Design Trends | U.S. Furniture Orders Soar | Construction Spending Rises |The Housing Market's New Normal | U.S. Homes Hit Highest Listing Price Ever

This Year's Most Popular Design & Color Trends, Coalition Requests Circumvention…


Court Upholds Boiler MACT Decision

In a victory for wood products manufacturers, the D.C. Circuit Court denied the Sierra Club's appeal of the favorable start-up and shutdown provisions in the EPA's Boiler MACT rule.


U.S. Hits China With Tariffs On $200B

In response to China's decision to impose duties on U.S. goods, the U.S. Trade Representative proposed maintaining the original $34 billion action and the proposed $16 billion action, and to take further action of an additional 10% ad valorem duty on Chinese products with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion.

Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to…


Coalition Requests Circumvention Determination

The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood filed a request that the Department of Commerce issue a circumvention determination that Chinese radiata pine and pine hardwood and decorative plywood imports suitable for interior/decorative use are circumventing anti-dumping and countervailing duties orders, as later-developed merchandise or having been altered in minor ways to circumvent the new AD/CVD rates.

The import…


Environmentalists, Industry Continue Decades-Old Battle

Environmentalists and industry continue to debate the health risks of formaldehyde as some media outlets report that the EPA is sitting on warnings about the cancer-causing chemical.