Multilayered Wood Flooring and
Hardwood Plywood Products from China
Overview as to Antidumping and Countervailing Duties
Both multi-layered wood flooring, and hardwood plywood products from China may be subject to antidumping duties (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD). Both the ADCVD orders and these tariff provisions are complex and experienced counsel is recommended prior to importation of these types of products.
ADCVD issues are a "priority trade" issue of U.S Customs. As a consequence, importers should exercise care when potentially importing any such products.
Scope issues related to both orders can be complex, and scope exclusions issues may require formal resolution vis-a-vis a scope determination from the U.S. Commerce Department.
Importers wishing to confirm that their flooring products are indeed outside of the Scope of the Orders are encouraged to contact a firm attorney for additional information.
2018 AD/CVD Orders on Hardwood Plywood from China
On January 4, 2018, the U.S. Commerce Department issued anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders against Hardwood Plywood Products from China. Click here for the Federal Register publications of the CVD Order (83 FR 513) and ADD Order.
Multi-Layered Wood Flooring from China
April 6, 2011, Commerce published in the Federal Register (76 FR 19034) its Preliminary Countervailing Duty Affirmative Determination in the investigation of multilayered wood flooring from China.
Clarification to scope language published by Commerce June, 2017.
Countervailing Duty Determination [C-570-971]
Antidumping Order Determination [A-570-970]
Other Selected publications:
China Multilayered Wood Flooring (C-570-971)
China (PRC)Multilayered Wood Flooring (A-570-970)
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December 28, 2018: Commerce: Preliminary CVD Administrative Review: Multilayered Wood Flooring (China).
December 3, 2018: Commerce: Opportunity to request ADCVD administrative reviews for 11 products, including wooden flooring
November 20, 2018: Customs: EAPA Notice of Investigation (7252): Plywood transshipment issues.
October 8, 2018: WSJ article: Plywood fraud
September 22, 2018: DOC: Anti-circumvention inquiry re: pine face/back plywood.
June 26, 2018: Commerce: Multi-layer Wood Flooring (China): Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Final Determination of No Shipments, and Partial Rescission; 2015-2016.
July 25, 2018: Commerce: Multilayered Wood Flooring (China): Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Second Amended Final Determination and Notice of Third Amended Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation.
January 14, 2018: Preliminary Results of AD (No Shipments, and Rescission of Review) 2015-2016.
June 19, 2017: Commerce: Clarification to scope language.
February 29, 2016: Jiashan Huijiale's two-layer engineered wood flooring panel with bottom-surface inlays is not within the scope of the Orders on multilayered wood flooring from the PRC, because it lacks the requisite two or more layers or plies of wood veneer in combination with a core.