ITA Issues Initial Dumping Duties For Chinese Wood Importers

Law360, Washington (June 19, 2017, 9:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday announced a preliminary 57.4 percent dumping rate for many producers of hardwood plywood from China, a contested rate that could impact a Chinese import industry of $1.12 billion, in a result similar to a countervailing duty investigation in April.

While lauded by the U.S. petitioners who complained to the Commerce Department about the dumping, the determination was immediately blasted by the American Alliance for Hardwood Plywood. The AAHP called the rate “fictitious” because Commerce averaged rates from one company...
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