(Bill Esler – Woodworking Network)
U.S. customers for hardwood plywood made in China - represented by the American Alliance for Hardwood Plywood - say they will fight back against the latest effort to block cheaper imports.
U.S. manufacturers of plywood, represented by the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood, revived an appeal to the International Trade Commission, asking the organization to block sales of plywood from China’s factories sold at what they claim are below-cost prices in the U.S. market. The ITC has turned down two previous appeals.
In November, a group favoring access to Chinese made plywood, the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood, formally filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission/ The Coalition says imports of hardwood plywood from China are being sold into the United States at “dumped prices” below cost to gain an unfair competitive advantage. Click here to read more.