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International Trade Commission Makes Determination on Hardwood Plywood from China

We have been covering the Chinese Hardwood AD/CV Duty Investigation for the past several months. The Federal Register today published that the International Trade Commission has made a determination that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of hardwood plywood from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Sunset Review for Chinese Gift Boxes Antidumping Duty Order

As the Holiday Season starts rearing its head over the horizon, the Department of Commerce is conducting a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on folding gift boxes from China. The preliminary finding is that the antidumping order on folding gift boxes from China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping levels above de minimis. This very useful and descriptive table was included in the item published in the October 26, 2012 Federal Register:

Crackdown on Illegal Microelectronics Shipments to Russia

Last week, there was a substantial update to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that adds 164 persons to the Denied Entity List. The Entity List provides notice to the public that certain exports, re-exports, and transfers (in-country) to certain companies, individuals, and other entities identified on the List require a license from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). The availability of license exceptions in such transactions is limited.

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