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Aug

War on Imported Plywood Bears Collateral Damage for Wood Industry

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By: Greg Simon A protectionist war on imports is creating widespread collateral damage for the wood products industry.   Unprecedented duties totaling 45% on Chinese imported hardwood plywood were handed down in a matter of weeks by the Department of Commerce, resulting in price volatility and supply disruption in both imported and domestic hardwood plywood market.  Any wood product manufacturers that Continue Reading ...
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Aug

EPA extends CARB comment Period

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Announcements      July 23, 2013 — EPA extended  the public comment periods for two proposed regulations that implement the  Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, or Title VI of the  Toxic Substances Control Act. Both proposed rules initially published on June  10, 2013. The first notice  extends the 60-day comment period for the Formaldehyde; Third-Party  Certification Framework for the Continue Reading ...
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Jun

CARB Ruling Moving Along

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EPA Proposed Regulations on Formaldehyde Released The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a pre-publication copy of their rule on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products. Once published in the Federal Register, this proposed rule will carry a 60 day comment period. The pre-publication proposed rule on emission standards is available here, and the pre-publication proposed rule on Third Party Continue Reading ...
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Jun

Antidumping Duty Announced

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Federal Government Duty Announcement Finds No Dumping But Applies Duties to Chinese Imported Hardwood Plywood Market Anyway Protectionist Campaign is a Lose-Lose for Global Marketplace, U.S. Manufacturers and Jobs Portland, OR – A protectionist campaign initiated by a handful of domestic companies has resulted in U.S. manufacturers being hit with more duties on imported Chinese hardwood plywood even after the Continue Reading ...
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Apr

Federal Government Duty Announcement Finds No Dumping But Applies Duties to Chinese Imported Hardwood Plywood

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A protectionist campaign initiated by a handful of domestic companies has resulted in U.S. manufacturers being hit with more duties on imported Chinese hardwood plywood even after the U.S. government found that all individually-investigated exporters did not engage in “dumping” (unfair pricing). Click Here to Read Today’s Press Release ...