The Coalition for Fair Trade in Hardwood Plywood and its individual members filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce on 18 November, 2016, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or treated by reason of LFTV and subsidized imports of hardwood plywood from China. The coalition consists of Columbia Forest Products, Commonwealth Plywood Inc, Murphy Plywood, Rose burg Forest Products Co., States Industries, and Timber Products Company, all of which are domestic producers of hardwood plywood.
Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigations and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of November 28, 2016 (81 FR 85639). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on December 9, 2016, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel.
Based on the record in the preliminary phase of these investigations, the International Trade Commission determined that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of hardwood plywood from China that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and allegedly subsidized by the government of China. The next phase of the International Trade Commission investigation is currently going and to learn more about the legal mechanisms of the case please contact;
Mr. Tim Brightbill,
Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
- 16-12-22 Letter to ITC on Hardwood Plywood from China
- Carpenters Industrial Council Letter of Support
- House of Representatives Letter of Support
- ITC preliminary determination
- Wyden-Burr-Merkley-Capitol Letter to Dept. of Commerce and ITC