Decorative and other non‑structural plywood
Dumping and subsidy (China)

Measure in Force code
donp
Product information

Product definition

The subject goods are defined as:

Decorative and other non‑structural plywood, whether or not surface coated or covered, and veneer core platforms for the production of decorative and other non‑structural plywood, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China. Decorative and other non structural plywood is defined as a flat, multilayered plywood or other veneered panel, consisting of two or more layers or plies of wood veneers and a core, with the face and/or back veneer made of wood. The veneers, along with the core are glued or otherwise bonded together. Decorative and other non‑structural plywood include products that meet the American National Standard for Hardwood and Decorative Plywood, ANSI/HPVA HP‑1‑2016 (including any revisions to that standard).

Exclusions

  • Structural plywood that is manufactured to meet U.S. Products Standard PS 1‑09, PS 2‑09, or PS 2‑10 for Structural Plywood (including any revisions to that standard or any substantially equivalent international standard intended for structural plywood), and which has both a face and a back veneer of coniferous wood
  • Finished plywood products for use as flooring
  • Plywood which has a shape or design other than a flat panel
  • Phenolic Film Faced Plyform (PFF), also known as Phenolic Surface Film Plywood (PSF), defined as a panel with an “Exterior” or “Exposure 1” bond classification as is defined by The Engineered Wood Association, having an opaque phenolic film layer with a weight equal to or greater than 90g/m3 permanently bonded on both the face and back veneers and an opaque, moisture resistant coating applied to the edges and
  • Laminated veneer lumber door and window components with
    1. a maximum width of 44 millimeters, a thickness from 30 millimeters to 72 millimeters, and a length of less than 2413 millimeters
    2. water boiling point exterior adhesive
    3. a modulus of elasticity of 1,500,000 pounds per square inch or higher
    4. finger‑jointed or lap‑jointed core veneer with all layers oriented so that the grain is running parallel or with no more than 3 dispersed layers of veneer oriented with the grain running perpendicular to the other layers and
    5. top layer machined with a curved edge and one or more profile channels throughout
Investigations information

The dates of the investigative proceedings and finding concerning this case are:

Action Date
Initiation of investigations
Preliminary determinations
Final determinations
Canadian International Trade Tribunal Finding
Tariff classification numbers

The subject goods are usually imported under the following tariff classification numbers:

  • 4412.10.00.00
  • 4412.33.00.20
  • 4412.34.00.00
  • 4412.39.00.22
  • 4412.94.00.00
  • 4412.99.90.30
  • 4412.31.00.00
  • 4412.33.00.30
  • 4412.39.00.10
  • 4412.39.00.23
  • 4412.99.10.00
  • 4412.99.90.90
  • 4412.33.00.10
  • 4412.33.00.90
  • 4412.39.00.21
  • 4412.39.00.90
  • 4412.99.90.10
  • 4412.99.90.30
  • 4412.99.90.90

Please note that these tariff classification numbers may apply to goods which are not subject to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) measures, may change because of amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff, or the subject goods may be imported under tariff classification numbers that are not listed.

Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods. For more information on the tariff classification numbers, please refer to the harmonized commodity description and coding system.

Duty liability
(Anti‑dumping duties)

Country of origin or export: China

On February 19, 2021, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to subsection 43(1) of SIMA, made a finding that the dumping of the subject goods originating in or exported from China have not caused injury and are not threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

Since the CITT concluded in its finding that there is no injury or threat of future injury to the domestic industry, all anti‑dumping duties collected during the provisional period will be refunded. Effective on or after February 19, 2021, imports of subject goods released by the CBSA will not be liable for any anti‑dumping duties.

Duty liability
(Countervailing duties)

Country of origin or export: China

On February 19, 2021, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to subsection 43(1) of SIMA, made a finding that the subsidizing of the subject goods originating in or exported from China have not caused injury and are not threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

Since the CITT concluded in its finding that there is no injury or threat of future injury to the domestic industry, all countervailing duties collected during the provisional period will be refunded. Effective on or after February 19, 2021, imports of subject goods released by the CBSA will not be liable for countervailing duties.

Email for subjectivity opinions and duty assessment questions

Trade_Programs-Programmes_commerciaux@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Important: Prior to submitting a subjectivity opinion request, please review the “detailed product information”. Each request must be supported with essential information including, but not limited to, pictures, mill certificates, measurements, origin of the goods, etc. in relation to the specific product in question.

Failure to provide sufficient information will result in a rejection of the request by the CBSA.

CBSA reference number(s)
  • DONP 2020 IN
CITT reference number(s)
  • PI‑2020‑002
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