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January 11, 2017
U.S. trade commission finds Canadian lumber imports injure American industry
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) announced it had found is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of softwood lumber products from Canada that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.
As a result of the Commission's affirmative determination, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations on imports of these products from Canada, with its countervailing duty determination due on or about February 20, 2017, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about May 4, 2017.
Should the Commerce Department's preliminary countervailing and preliminary antidumping investigations find dumping and subsidies, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection could be instructed to collect cash deposits upon importation of the subject goods, based on the preliminary rates determined in the investigations.
Link: Department of Commerce Fact Sheet (pdf)
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