BREAKING NEWS: Commerce Rules On Hardwood Plywood Circumvention Case
The U.S. Department of Commerce has just issued a final determination that hardwood plywood exported from Vietnam using hardwood plywood inputs sourced from China is, in fact, a product of China and is subject to the antidumping and countervailing duties on hardwood plywood from China.
"This is an important win for U.S. workers and producers of hardwood plywood who have fought unfair hardwood plywood trade practices from China, including the circumvention of Chinese hardwood plywood through Vietnam," said Greg Pray, chairman of the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood and president and CEO of Columbia Forest Products.
The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood brought the circumvention case against imports from Vietnam in 2020 after imports from Vietnam spiked following the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on China.
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