Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood files complaint in US Court of International Trade, calls for judicial review of Nov. 2013 dismissal of antidumping case against hardwood plywood imports from China
February 19, 2014
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood has filed a complaint against the United States in the U.S. Court of International Trade, according to a Feb. 18 report by the Woodworking Network.
The Coalition is reportedly seeking a judicial review of the International Trade Commission’s decision in November 2013, which determined that the U.S. hardwood plywood industry was not injured or threatened with material injury by imports of hardwood plywood from China.
The decision meant that no antidumping or countervailing duty orders were to be issued against the Chinese imports, reported the Woodworking Network.
The complaint is the latest development in the trade case first filed in 2012 by the Coalition, whose members include Columbia Forest Products, Timber Products and other U.S. hardwood plywood manufacturers. The complaint asks the Court to remand the decision back to the ITC for reconsideration.
The Coalition's counsel Jeff Levin said the final determination by the Dept. of Commerce was "troubling to the U.S. industry." He noted that producers questioned the ITC's determination that Chinese products were dumped into the U.S. at the range of 55.76% to 121.65% and had no impact on the U.S. industry to compete fairly.
The primary source of this article is Woodworking Network, Lincolnshire, Illinois, on Feb. 18, 2014.