Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Department of Commerce ’

US Department of Commerce to Make Third Attempt on Aluminum Extrusion Orders from China

Aug 23rd, 2022

The U.S. Court of International Trade has rejected the U.S. Department of Commerce’s attempt to issue a new scope ruling with respect to anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on aluminum extrusions from China. Commerce now has 30 days to submit its third attempt at a remand determination. Plaintiff Worldwide Door Components, Inc. originally contested Commerce’s […]

Canada to Challenge US Lumber Duties

Aug 11th, 2022

The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued the final results of the third administrative review for its anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders regarding certain softwood lumber products from Canada. While the duty rates will decline by more than 9%, Mary Ng, Canada’s minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, says the […]

AEC Advocates for Overhaul of Aluminum 232 Exclusions Process

Jul 26th, 2022

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) on July 20 testified in a U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) hearing regarding the economic impact of Section 232 and 301 tariffs on U.S. industries. The AEC and its president, Jeff Henderson, say domestic extruders are put at a disadvantage by the current process. “Despite some initial relief for the […]

US Court of International Trade Denies Anti-Dumping Bid from American Millwork Producers

Jun 28th, 2022

The U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) has ruled in line with the U.S. Department of Commerce in denying a motion from the Coalition of American Millwork Producers that sought to implement anti-dumping duties on Brazilian wood mouldings and millwork products. The United States began investigating wood moulding and millwork products from Brazil for anti-dumping […]

Masonite Names James Pelletier as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Apr 5th, 2022

Masonite International Corporation has announced that James “Jim” Pelletier has joined the company as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He replaces Robert “Bob” E. Lewis. “Bob made significant contributions to grow Masonite since joining the company in 2012,” said Howard Heckes, president and CEO, Masonite. “In addition to playing an important role […]

NAHB Reacts to Lowering of Lumber Tariffs

Feb 3rd, 2022

At the end of January, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its third preliminary finding to reduce tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports into the U.S. from 17.99% to 11.64%. In the wake of the announcement, Chuck Fowke, chair of the the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) issued the following statement: “NAHB welcomes the […]

NLBMDA Meets with Biden Administration on Softwood Lumber Tariffs and Supply Chain Concerns

Dec 21st, 2021

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) met with senior officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce last week to discuss the Biden administration’s recent decision to double countervailing and antidumping duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports from 9% to 18% as well as ongoing supply chain concerns in the lumber market. After […]

Double Duty: Canadian Softwood Lumber Tariffs Rise to 17.9%

Dec 2nd, 2021

The U.S. Department of Commerce has doubled countervailing and anti-dumping duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports from 9% to 17.9%. The increase follows a decrease in December 2020 and is par for the decade’s fluctuating course. Where do The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and the U.S. Lumber Coalition stand? “NLBMDA strongly […]

Judge Rejects U.S. Commerce Department’s Remand Redetermination in AD/CVD Case

Nov 29th, 2021

Almost a year after the last significant change in the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) case of Columbia Aluminum Products (Columbia) vs. U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce), Judge Timothy C. Stanceu issued an opinion and order in response to the Commerce Department’s Remand Redetermination, filed in December of 2020, and the subsequent responses and comments […]

Change the Thermostat All You Want, Someone Will Always Be Unhappy

May 25th, 2021

For 15 years now, it seems, I’ve had a file on my desk labeled “Softwood Lumber.” Well, maybe not a crinkled up, over-stuffed, physical folder, but at least a collection of digital files and research. I say, “it seems,” because I’m speaking somewhat figuratively. Point being this topic has been part of my life and […]

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