Commerce Department Issues Preliminary Determinations on Wood Mouldings and Millwork from China and Brazil

The U.S. Commerce Department issued preliminary determinations regarding sales of wood mouldings and millwork from China and Brazil. These determinations follow investigations by the International Trade Commission into sales launched after the Coalition of American Millwork Producers filed a claim against the two countries in January. The scope of covered products is defined as:

“…wood mouldings and millwork products that are made of wood (regardless of wood species), bamboo, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), or of wood and composite materials (where the composite materials make up less than 50 percent of the total merchandise), and which are continuously shaped wood that undergoes additional manufacturing or finger-jointed or edge-glued moulding or millwork blanks (whether or not resawn).  The percentage of composite materials contained in a wood moulding or millwork product is measured by length, except when the composite material is a coating or cladding.”

The Commerce department preliminarily determined that China was selling wood mouldings and millwork at less than fair value for the period of investigation (POI) from July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.  However, products from Brazil were found to not be sold for less than fair value for the POI of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.  Final determinations for both have been delayed and Commerce will respond within 135 days of date of publication.  See Commerce Department China Determination and Commerce Department Brazil Determination

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