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Duties on Chinese Plywood Must Be Reconsidered a Fourth Time

Sept. 24, 2021, 7:49 PM

The Commerce Department must once again reconsider the U.S. duty rate on certain imports of hardwood plywood from China, after a federal trade court found that the department hadn’t provided sufficient evidentiary support for its calculations.

The U.S. imposes antidumping duties on imports from China of hardwood and decorative plywood and certain veneered panels, which are used by the construction industry to produce wall panels, kitchen cabinets, furniture, and wood flooring. The U.S. imported an estimated $1.12 billion of subject plywood from China in 2016, before the duties were put in place, according to Commerce.

The department initially calculateda ...

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