BSR Notice Filed To Begin 5-Year Update Of ANS LTDD 1.0 2015

The BSR notice has been filed to begin the five-year update of the American National Standard for Due Diligence in Procuring/Sourcing Legal Timber, ANS LTDD 1.0 2015.

 

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ANSI Approves 2020 Updates To HP-1 & EF Standards

ANSI announced that the five-year revisions to ANSI/HPVA EF 2020 have been approved, as were the updates to ANSI/HPVA HP-1 2020. Print and PDF editions will be available soon in the Decorative Hardwoods Association bookstore.

 

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ANSI Approves EF and HP-1 standards (PDF)

 

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U.S. Takes Antidumping Action Against China

The Commerce Department has issued preliminary antidumping determinations on wood moulding and millwork from China, imposing dumping duties of 40% to 360%. The Brazil investigation, however, resulted in a negative preliminary finding that attorney Tim Brightbill called "unexpected and disappointing" and "not reflective of realities in the marketplace."

 

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Canadian Tribunal Finds Injury From Chinese Hardwood Plywood

On August 10, in an important first step in the case for domestic producers, the Canada International Trade Tribunal made a positive preliminary injury determination regarding decorative and other non-structural plywood imported from China. If the Canada Border Services Agency issues a preliminary determination of dumping and subsidizing, provisional duties will go into effect beginning September 9.

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