ITC OKs China Plywood InvestigationNovember 28, 2012
The U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that hardwood plywood from China is materially damaging the U.S. plywood industry.
In a Federal Register notice, ITC found grounds for a U.S. Department of Commerce investigation of whether Chinese plywood is being sold in the U.S. market at less-than-fair value.
A group of U.S. plywood suppliers, the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood, petitioned the ITC Sept. 27. CFTHP includes Columbia Forest Products, Greensboro, N.C.; Commonwealth Plywood Co. Ltd., Whitehall, N.Y.; Murphy Plywood, Eugene, Ore.; Roseburg Forest Products Co., Roseburg, Ore.; States Industries, Eugene, Ore.; and Timber Products Co., Springfield, Ore.
The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register, upon notice from the Department of Commerce of an affirmative preliminary determination in the investigations; or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon notice of an affirmative final determination in those investigations.