Washington, DC – The American Alliance for Hardwood Plywood (AAHP) is aware that the petitioners have filed yet more unfounded allegations claiming that importers of Chinese Hardwood Plywood are circumventing U.S. law. Our attorneys are reviewing the claims and will respond accordingly. However, on its face, the petitioners’ claims are critically flawed. The AAHP is confident that upon examination, the U.S. Department of Commerce will reject the petitioners’ request for the application of retroactive duties which is an extraordinary, extremely unfair and prejudicial act. Ultimately, the International Trade Commission (ITC) will have the final word on whether such duties are warranted. The members of the AAHP expect that the petitioners’ case will crumble in the ITC’s Final Phase investigation, just as it did in 2013. In that case, the ITC unanimously rejected similarly flawed and hysterical claims made by the same petitioning group that once again seeks to profit by manipulating markets and sewing panic among its customers.
The American Alliance for Hardwood Plywood https://aahp-org.com is an organization of American importers, distributors and manufacturers of hardwood plywood, along with other U.S. companies that depend on the availability of global resources.