DOC extends deadline in hardwood plywood antidumping case
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, March 1, 2013
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce has agreed to extend the deadline for making a preliminary determination in the hardwood plywood antidumping case.
Last year, a group of U.S. hardwood plywood producers filed an antidumping petition with the U.S. government. The producers said they were concerned about unfair pricing tactics of Chinese competitors and want officials to investigate the pricing of this material, which is used in cabinets, mobile homes, boats, shelving and some furniture.
The DOC was originally going to make a preliminary ruling based on its investigation results on March 5. However, petitioners, or supporters of the investigation asked for an extension to allow the government more time to review questionnaires submitted by various manufacturers.
The DOC agreed to extend this preliminary ruling by 50 days, which would result in a new deadline of April 27.
The deadline of the final determination in the antidumping case would be 75 days after issuance of the preliminary ruling unless otherwise extended.
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