CITT Determines China Products Traded Unfairly

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has determined that “there is evidence that discloses a reasonable indication that the dumping and subsidizing of decorative and other non-structural plywood exported by China has caused or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.” For many years, China has sold large volumes of these materials to Canada at very low prices. In April, the Canadian Plywood and Hardwood Veneer Association (ACCPBD), Columbia Forest Products, Husky Plywood, Rockshield Engineered Wood Products, ULC (with support from Precision Veneer Products, Ltd.), and ProPly Custom Plywood Inc., filed a complaint alleging that these goods were illegally dumped and subsidized and caused injury to Canadian producers and workers. The preliminary decision by CITT is the first step towards protecting the Canadian market from unfairly traded products from China, says ACCPBD.