FAQ

What is the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood?

The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood is a group of six producers and manufacturers from the hardwood plywood industry who are committed to safeguarding the hardwood plywood industry. The coalition seeks to protect thousands of American jobs because communist China is not playing by international trade rules.

What members are in the coalition?

Columbia Forest Products, Commonwealth Plywood, Murphy Plywood, Roseburg Forest Products, State Industries and Timber Products Company.

How is China injuring the U.S. hardwood plywood industry?

China is illegally subsidizing its domestic hardwood plywood producers in the form of tax breaks and discounted land and raw materials, which allows them to sell their products at dumped prices in the U.S. market. Over the last two years, U.S. imports of hardwood plywood have increased by 35% – 40%, decimating the U.S. hardwood plywood industry and hurting American workers. American producers can’t compete when China cheats, and thousands of jobs are at stake.

What is the coalition doing to protect American jobs?

On November 18th 2016, The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to help save thousands of American jobs and stand up to China’s cheating. On December 30th, the ITC ruled in our favor and launched an official investigation into China’s illegal trade practices.

What can I do to get involved and help protect American jobs?

Collective action is key to the success of our case. Join us in our fight to put America first and combat China’s illegal trade practices by doing the following: