Commerce Finds China Is Circumventing Plywood Duties

The U.S. Department of Commerce made an affirmative determination that China is circumventing antidumping and countervailing duty plywood orders by using face or back veneers of radiata or agathis pine with a TSCA VI label and made with interior resin systems. Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission to include these products in its antidumping and countervailing duty order. Also, U.S. Read More

Hardwood Plywood Imports From Vietnam & Indonesia Soar

U.S. imports of hardwood plywood from Vietnam and Indonesia soared as imports from China fell by 50,000 to 100,000 cubic meters per month. Wood products exports from Vietnam reached $3.12 billion in the first four months of the year. Exports to the U.S. surged 34.6% to $1.42 billion.

There are 867 direct foreign investment companies operating in Vietnam. 63% are funded by investors in China, South Korea, or Japan.

 

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Cabinet Plant's Closing Is Another Casualty Of Chinese Imports

The Wood-Mode cabinet plant in Pennsylvania closed its doors in May. Chinese cabinet imports negatively impacted the business, suggests Bill Esler, editor for Woodworking Network. The closure had a devastating effect: 938 people lost their jobs. The 77‑year‑old company was the largest employer in Snyder County.

 

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Canada Eliminates Tariffs On U.S. Plywood

Following the recent agreement between Canada and the U.S. on the aluminum and steel dispute, Canada announced that they will eliminate the countermeasures that were originally implemented in July 2018. These measures included a 10% tariff on two categories of U.S.-made plywood.

 

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DHA® eNews - China Retaliates; Tariffs On Hardwoods Increase

Decorative Hardwoods Association® (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XII, Issue X: U.S. Increases Tariffs On Chinese Imports | China Retaliates; Tariffs On Hardwoods Increase | China's Economic Recovery Challenged By Slowdown | Roseburg Reorganizes Operations
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