Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Department of Commerce ’

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 […]

Builders Point to Material Costs and Interest Rates for Slight Decline in Confidence

Mar 23rd, 2021

With a slight decrease in confidence registering among builders in March, officials for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) point to material costs and interest rates as culprits. After attempting to persuade the U.S. Department of Commerce to take action on escalating costs for lumber and other materials, officials for NAHB now say those […]

Cohort Takes Another Stab at Getting Washington to Take Action on Lumber

Mar 16th, 2021

A cohort of construction-related organizations sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce secretary Gina Raimondo last week, urging Commerce to examine the supply chain for lumber. With lumber prices increasing by more than 180% since last spring, and prices for oriented strand board (OSB) nearly tripling, “We respectfully request that your office examine the […]

Disputes Over Softwood Lumber Rage on Following Tariff Reduction

Dec 14th, 2020

Homebuilders and U.S.-based lumber producers find themselves at odds these days, after the U.S. Department of Commerce slashed duties on softwood lumber imported from Canada from 20% to 9%. The move follows a decades-long dispute in which U.S. lumber producers claim to be held at a disadvantage by Canadian producers, based on Canada’s policies for […]

Court Sends Anti-Dumping Decision Over Thresholds Back to Commerce

Sep 3rd, 2020

Note: The following article was updated on September 8, 2020, after [DWM] received additional info pertaining to the court’s decision, including a separate memo regarding Columbia Aluminum Products LLC. The U.S. Court of International Trade sided with Columbia Aluminum Products LLC (Columbia) and Worldwide Door Components Inc. (Worldwide) recently in two separate decisions, demanding that the […]

Department of Commerce Investigates Hardwood Imports

Jul 8th, 2020

In June, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced it is looking into whether imports of hardwood plywood completed in Vietnam, using components from China, are circumventing the existing antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on hardwood plywood from China, according to a press release by the International Trade Administration. Commerce is also initiating […]

Brazilian and Chinese Wood Products Targeted in Anti-Dumping Action

Mar 2nd, 2020

The United States is investigating wood moulding and millwork products from Brazil and China for anti-dumping action and duties, after determining these were being undersold against competing U.S. products, the Department of Commerce said in a press release. “The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry […]

Commerce Initiates AD and CVD Investigations on Wood Imports from Brazil and China

Jan 30th, 2020

The Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) International Trade Administration (ITA) announced yesterday that it would initiate antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations on wood mouldings and millwork imports from Brazil and China. This announcement is in response to a petition that was filed on January 8 by the Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) […]

Millwork Coalition Brings Trade Cases Against China and Brazil for Dumping and Subsidies

Jan 9th, 2020

The Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) yesterday to impose antidumping and countervailing duties on China and Brazil for wood mouldings and millwork products. CAMP, an alliance of large and small American-millwork producers, filed antidumping charges against both countries […]

Manufacturers Brace for Impacts of Increased Tariffs

May 13th, 2019

Despite months of negotiations, President Donald Trump announced an increase in tariffs on more than $200 billion worth of Chinese products Friday. Fenestration products—including iron, steel and wood door, window and frame components—are among the Chinese goods affected by the newly imposed 25% tariff, up from the 10% rate implemented in September 2018. The administration also […]

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