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Retroactive Anti-Dumping Softwood Lumber Duties Now Applicable

Posted June 30, 2017

Further to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce made earlier this week respecting the affirmative preliminary determination in the anti-dumping duty investigation of softwood lumber from Canada, an official Notice has now been published in the Federal Register.

Accordingly, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection effective immediately to require a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin or the estimated “all-others” rate, as follows:

1) The cash deposit rate for explicitly identified respondents (i.e., Canfor Corporation, Canadian Forest Products Ltd., Canfor Wood Products Marketing Ltd, Resolute FP Canada Inc., Tolko Marketing and Sales Ltd., Tolko Industries Ltd., and West Fraser Mills Ltd.) will be equal to the company-specific estimated weighted-average dumping margins determined in this preliminary determination;

2) if the exporter is not one of the explicitly identified respondents (noted above), but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be equal to the company-specific estimated weighted-average dumping margin established for that producer of the subject merchandise; and

3) the cash deposit rate for all other producers and exporters will be equal to the “all-others” estimated weighted-average dumping margin.

It should be noted that retroactive anti-dumping duty will need to be paid going back 90 days from today. Click here for specific details on the suspension of liquidation.

If you have any questions or concerns about this matter, please do not hesitate to contact:

Erica M. Fritz, LCB, CCS
Compliance Manager, GHY USA
Direct Phone: 701-825-6474 ext.16