Complaint filed to overturn plywood ruling

The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood filed a complaint against the federal government in the U.S. Court of International Trade seeking judicial review of the International Trade Commission’s decision in the antidumping and countervailing duty matter involving hardwood plywood from China.

The complaint alleges the decision was not supported by substantial evidence on the record or in accordance with the law.

Determinations on the substitutability of Chinese and U.S. plywood, price depression from Chinese imports, the severe economic harm to the U.S. industry from Chinese hardwood plywood dumped into the U.S. market, the use of illegally sourced wood in these Chinese products are raised in the complaint.

“Troubling to the U.S. industry is that the final determination by the Department of Commerce that these Chinese plywood products were dumped into the U.S. at the range of 55.76 to 121.65 percent and had no impact on the U.S. industry to compete fairly according to the ITC,” coalition counsel Jeff Levin said in a statement.

The complaint asks the court to remand the decision back to the ITC for reconsideration.

Comments (2)
2 Wednesday, 19 February 2014 21:46
Richard C. Kruyer
Chinese hardwood plywood is cheap junk. Top vineer is too thin. The inerbands of the core delaminate. The hardwood plywood from china is of poor quality and not worth purchasing.
1 Wednesday, 19 February 2014 20:07
Warren D. Blemker
From my experience, Chinese plywood is a completely inferior product. The plywood warps severely, super thin outer veneer, inaccurate dimensions and the dust it produces is far more irritating to the respiratory system. I won't use it again.

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