Hardwood, decorative plywood from China - Commerce’s preliminary antidumping duty determination 

April 30: The U.S. Commerce Department today announced its preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of hardwood and decorative plywood from China.

According to today’s Commerce release [PDF 132 KB]:

  • Commerce preliminarily determined that producers/exporters in China sold hardwood and decorative plywood in the United States at dumping margins ranging from de minimis to 63.96%.
  • Mandatory respondents both preliminarily received de minimis dumping margins.
  • 100 other exporters qualified for a separate rate of 22.14%
  • All other producers/exporters in China received the China-wide preliminary dumping margin of 63.96%.
  • As a result of the preliminary affirmative determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates.

Commerce is currently scheduled to make its final determination in July 2013.

If Commerce makes an affirmative final determination, and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) makes an affirmative final determination that imports of hardwood and decorative plywood from China materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, Commerce will issue an AD order.

If either Commerce or the ITC’s final determination is “negative,” no AD order will be issued.

The ITC will make its final injury determination in August 2013.

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich

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Andrew Siciliano

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John L. McLoughlin

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Todd R. Smith

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Luis A. Abad

(212) 954-3094

Amie Ahanchian

(202) 533-3247

Or your local KPMG Trade & Customs professional.

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