DHA® eNews - What Buyers Want In Their Next Kitchen: Natural Wood

Decorative Hardwoods Association® (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XI, Issue XXII: U.S. Investigates Importers Of Chinese Plywood | U.S. Engineered Flooring Wins Court Challenge By China | What Do Buyers Want In Their Next Kitchen? | Columbia Names Pray As New CEO | Armstrong To Sell Entire Wood Flooring Segment
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U.S. Engineered Flooring Wins Court Challenge By China

The U.S. Trade Court dismissed a legal challenge by Chinese engineered flooring exporters to the Commerce Department imposition of 17.37 percent tariffs on Chinese engineered flooring that entered the U.S. market between December 1, 2013, and November 30, 2017. The case goes back to 2010, when the U.S. Department of Commerce opened an investigation and determined that Chinese producers and exporters were dumping multilayered wood flooring in the U.S. Read More

Donate Now To The Hardwood Forestry Fund

Thanks to generous donors, the Hardwood Forestry Fund has planted more than 5 million American hardwood trees: red and white oak, red and black cherry, black walnut, hickory, and more. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help the Hardwood Forestry Fund replant the next generation of harvestable hardwood timber.

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U.S. Investigates Importers Of Chinese Plywood

"We commend Customs and Border Protection for initiating this important investigation," said Tim Brightbill, partner at Wiley Rein LLP and trade counsel for the Coalition for Fair Trade in Hardwood Plywood. "With 200 percent duties on hardwood plywood imports from China, evasion and circumvention of these duties has been rampant. We welcome this strong enforcement step and hope this is the first of several such actions that CBP takes publicly to address this cheating and duty evasion."

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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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