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Customs Initiates Major Hardwood Plywood Circumvention Action

U.S. Customs & Border Protection have initiated a major hardwood plywood circumvention action: CBP will investigate whether a group of importers has been evading anti-dumping and countervailing duties on select hardwood plywood from China by transshipping Chinese white birch plywood though Vietnam. Evidence reviewed to date establishes a "reasonable suspicion."

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Commerce Initiates Anti-Circumvention Inquiry

In response to a request from the Coalition for Fair Trade in Hardwood Plywood, the U.S. Department of Commerce will initiate an anti-circumvention inquiry to determine whether plywood with face and back veneers of radiata or agathis pine is circumventing the antidumping and countervailing duties on hardwood plywood products from China.

Initiation Notice (PDF)

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Commerce Department Makes Important Ruling In Hardwood Plywood Case

The U.S. Department of Commerce has made an important ruling on scope in the hardwood plywood case, strengthening enforcement and deterring evasion of antidumping duties on Chinese hardwood plywood. Read More Test

Compliance Dates Set For EPA Formaldehyde Rule

The parties in Sierra Club v. Pruitt have reached an agreement that sets the "manufactured by" dates for the Formaldehyde Act of Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act to June 1, 2018 for producers and fabricators of composite wood panels.

Products certified by a CARB TPC that is also recognized by EPA will be recognized as compliant until March 22, 2019.
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