HMTX Sues U.S. Over Tariffs On Imports From China

HMTX Industries is suing the U.S. government over the imposition of Section 301 tariffs on imports from China under List 3. The company claims that the U.S. Trade Representative's actions violated the Trade Act of 1974. The tariffs in question went into effect in September 2018. Approximately 2,500 companies have filed similar lawsuits.

 

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Vietnam's Exports Of Wood Products Rise

Vietnam exported more than $7.3 billion of wood and wood-based products through August, up 9.6% compared to the first eight months of 2019. The government plans to reap $12.5 billion from exporting wood and wood products this year.

 

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Xinhua: Vietnam's wood, woodwork export up in 8 months

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DHA eNews - Massive Shift In Source Of U.S. Imports Of Hardwood Plywood

Decorative Hardwoods Association (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XIII, Issue XVII: Massive Shift In Source Of U.S. Imports Of Hardwood Plywood | WTO Sides With Canada On Softwood Lumber Trade Case | China's Imports Of U.S. Logs Plunge | Canada-Brazil Trade Talks Under Pressure

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Manufacturers Add 29,000 Workers In August

U.S. manufacturers added workers in August, slowing but extending the 41,000 gain in employment in July. The labor market remains well below its pre-COVID-19 pace, with manufacturing employment down 720,000 since February. However, the hardwood plywood sector saw a net overall gain of 1% as well as a 4% gain in full-time hourly employees that offset a loss of salaried jobs.

 

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Stunning Veneer Creation Wins Grand Prize

The 2020 Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge grand prize of $3,000 was awarded to Patrice Lejeune whose piece, "Treasure Box III," is an exquisite example of French marquetry as practiced during the 17th and 18th centuries.

 

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Woodworking Network: Stunning veneer work wins awards

 

Photo © Patrice Lejeune

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