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AD/CV: Hardwood Plywood, Softwood Lumber, Photovoltaic Cells

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Hardwood Plywood. The International Trade Commission’s preliminary injury vote in the antidumping and countervailing duty probes of hardwood plywood from China has been scheduled for Dec. 30.

Softwood Lumber. The ITA has initiated AD and CV duty investigations of softwood lumber products from Canada. The merchandise covered by the scope of these proceedings is softwood lumber, siding, flooring, and certain other coniferous wood classified under a range subheadings within Chapter 44. Included within the scope are:

- coniferous wood, sawn, or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, whether or not sanded, or whether or not finger-jointed, of an actual thickness exceeding six millimeters;

- coniferous wood siding, flooring, and other coniferous wood (other than moldings and dowel rods), including strips and friezes for parquet flooring, that is continuously shaped (including, but not limited to, tongued, grooved, rebated, chamfered, V-jointed, beaded, molded, rounded) along any of its edges, ends, or faces, whether or not planed, whether or not sanded, or whether or not end-jointed;

- coniferous drilled and notched lumber and angle cut lumber;

- coniferous lumber stacked on edge and fastened together with nails, whether or not with plywood sheathing; and

- components or parts of semi-finished or unassembled finished products made from subject merchandise that would otherwise meet the definition of the scope above.

Photovoltaic Cells. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on Chinese crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, for the period Dec. 1, 2014 through Nov. 30, 2015, the ITA has determined weighted-average dumping margins of 7.72 percent, 13.97 percent and 30.42 percent. The ITA has also preliminarily determined that seven companies under review had no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review.

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