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ITC votes in favor of U.S. petitioners

HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—One year after a group of U.S. engineered wood flooring manufacturers filed a federal unfair trade petition against Chinese imports, the International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to uphold the antidumping and countervailing duties set by the Department of Commerce (DOC) last month.

The result of this action means imports from all but one Chinese manufacturer—Zhejiang Yuhua Timber Co.—are not only subject to the DOC rates, they may have to pay additional fees a year or more later as the duties can be retroactively adjusted for as long as the government feels harm is being done to U.S. manufacturers. Continue reading ITC votes in favor of U.S. petitioners

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DOC rules on possible ministerial errors

WASHINGTON—The Department of Commerce (DOC) has ruled on requests from Chinese respondents regarding allegations of possible errors in the final rate calculations. For the majority of the requests, the DOC ruled it had made no error or that the requested topic was not eligible for a review. However they agreed with Layo on a few limited issues, which resulted in a fractional lowering of rates. Continue reading DOC rules on possible ministerial errors

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CAHP comments on ITC ruling

WASHINGTON—The U.S. International Trade Commission  (ITC) this morning issued a final affirmative determination in the unfair trade investigations of multilayered (engineered) wood flooring from China. Continue reading CAHP comments on ITC ruling

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Industry awaits ITC’s vote in antidumping case

HICKSVILLE, N.Y.—No matter which side of the fence you sit on, two dates this year will be looked upon as part of one historic event for the industry, specifically those dealing with engineered wood.

The first of those was Oct. 12. That was when the Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its final rates with regard to its investigation in the Chinese antidumping wood case, as well as when the International Trade Commission (ITC) was holding its final public hearing on the matter (FCNews, Oct. 10/17). Continue reading Industry awaits ITC’s vote in antidumping case