The U.S. International Trade Commission has scheduled a hearing associated with the final phase of the investigation into hardwood plywood imports from China for 9:30 a.m., Oct. 26, at the ITC building in Washington.
The deadline for requests to appear at this hearing is Oct. 19, and requests must be made in writing to the Secretary to the Commission. Those who wish to present at the hearing are also asked to take part in a prehearing conference set for Oct. 25 at the ITC.
Interested parties also should have their legal counsel submit prehearing briefs to the ITC by Oct. 18. Parties also may submit written testimony that communicates what they plan to say at the hearing. The deadline for post-hearing briefs also has been set for November 2.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced preliminary countervailing and antidumping duties on the products. However before these can take effect, the ITC must determine whether the domestic industry has been injured by the importation of these goods.
The public comments and testimony that are part of the hearing, along with documentation of job and financial losses experienced by the domestic industry, factor into the ITC’s decision regarding material injury.
The ITC offices are located at 500 E. St SW, Washington, D.C. 20436. Those wanting to participate and who wish to obtain additional information about the hearing process can contact Drew Dushkes at 202-205-3229.