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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

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EPA Publishes Final Plywood and Composite Wood Products RTR

On August 13, EPA published the final amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the plywood and composite panel industries.  This rule, otherwise known as the Risk and Technology Review (RTR), was required to be completed by EPA eight years after the initial promulgation of the original plywood NESHAP standard

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Reminder EPA to Host Laminated Products Webinar

The U.S. EPA announced in July that it will host a virtual workshop on September 8 from 9:30-5:30 pm EDT on the regulation of laminated products under TSCA Title VI.  Laminated products are defined under TSCA Title VI as a composite or veneer core with attached wood or woody grass veneer (e.g., bamboo) made by

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From the President’s Desk

As I finish out my second week with CPA, I have received a thorough overview of CPA’s programs and services and am very impressed by what I’ve learned and by the engagement of staff and members. During this unique time where face-to-face interactions are prohibited, I plan to use this newsletter to provide regular briefings

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Mexico Manufacturing Increases in July

The IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was 40.4 in June, increasing 1.8 points from June. For the fifth consecutive month, new orders and production fell as companies continued to deal with the fallout from COVID-19.  However, the rate of decline slowed in June compared to April and May when the pandemic more

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Canadian Hotel Construction Remains Strong in Q2

Canadian hotel construction remained strong in Q2, with 296 projects and 39,645 rooms under construction. Projects in Canada increased 8% compared to Q2 2019, with 11% more rooms under construction than the year-ago period. Top cities for construction were Toronto with 59 projects and 8,303 rooms, followed distantly by Montreal, Niagara Falls and Vancouver.  See Lodging

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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

Read More »

EPA Publishes Final Plywood and Composite Wood Products RTR

On August 13, EPA published the final amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the plywood and composite panel industries.  This rule, otherwise known as the Risk and Technology Review (RTR), was required to be completed by EPA eight years after the initial promulgation of the original plywood NESHAP standard

Read More »

Reminder EPA to Host Laminated Products Webinar

The U.S. EPA announced in July that it will host a virtual workshop on September 8 from 9:30-5:30 pm EDT on the regulation of laminated products under TSCA Title VI.  Laminated products are defined under TSCA Title VI as a composite or veneer core with attached wood or woody grass veneer (e.g., bamboo) made by

Read More »

From the President’s Desk

As I finish out my second week with CPA, I have received a thorough overview of CPA’s programs and services and am very impressed by what I’ve learned and by the engagement of staff and members. During this unique time where face-to-face interactions are prohibited, I plan to use this newsletter to provide regular briefings

Read More »

Mexico Manufacturing Increases in July

The IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was 40.4 in June, increasing 1.8 points from June. For the fifth consecutive month, new orders and production fell as companies continued to deal with the fallout from COVID-19.  However, the rate of decline slowed in June compared to April and May when the pandemic more

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Canadian Hotel Construction Remains Strong in Q2

Canadian hotel construction remained strong in Q2, with 296 projects and 39,645 rooms under construction. Projects in Canada increased 8% compared to Q2 2019, with 11% more rooms under construction than the year-ago period. Top cities for construction were Toronto with 59 projects and 8,303 rooms, followed distantly by Montreal, Niagara Falls and Vancouver.  See Lodging

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