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New Study Quantifies The Hardwood Industry's Contribution To The U.S. Economy

A new study shows that the U.S. hardwood forest products industry employs over 1.8 million people and contributes $348 billion to the U.S. economy. The study provides detailed economic impact data - including jobs created - by hardwood plywood and veneer mills, sawmills, flooring companies, kitchen cabinet manufacturers, and more. 
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Duties Raised On Multilayered Wood Flooring From China

In a victory for U.S. producers, the U.S. Department of Commerce has issued preliminary results of its 2016-2017 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring from China. The American Manufacturers of Multilayered Wood Flooring, a domestic coalition of multilayered wood flooring producers, commended the Department of Commerce for the preliminary results: that imports of multilayered wood flooring from China were unfairly dumped in the U.S. market. Read More Test

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.

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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