Commerce Investigating Chinese Wood Imports

Law360, New York (December 12, 2016, 12:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce said Friday that it has opened an investigation into imports of hardwood and decorative plywood from China, after an industry group raised concerns that the products are being illegally subsidized and sold at unfairly low prices in the U.S.

Commerce said it has initiated anti-dumping duty and countervailing duty investigations following a petition last month from the Coalition for Fair Trade in Hardwood Plywood. The agency said a preliminary determination from U.S. International Trade Commission is expected Jan. 3.

“The domestic industry is encouraged that Commerce is moving ahead with these important investigations,” said Wiley Rein...

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