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US starts probe on China hardwood, plywood imports

By Zheng Yangpeng ( Updated: 2012-10-19 15:01

The United States Commerce Department on Thursday started anti-dumping duty and countervailing duty investigations against imports of hardwood and plywood from China. Last year, imports of these products from China were worth about $600 million.

The petitioner for the probe is the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood, which is asking for an over 300 percent anti-dumping and countervailing duty on China’s hardwood and plywood imports.

The US International Trade Commission is scheduled to make a preliminary injury determination next month before the Commerce Department makes further probes.

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