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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Trade Enforcement Actions


(U.S. Department of Commerce)

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation and preliminary decisions of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, by the Department of Commerce, concerning hardwood plywood from China and carbon and alloy steel wire rod from 10 separate countries.

“The Department of Commerce will act swiftly to halt any possible unfair trade practices against U.S. companies while also assuring a full and fair assessment of the facts,” said Secretary Ross. “The Trump administration is unequivocally committed to the vigorous enforcement of America’s trade laws and will ensure U.S. businesses and workers are treated fairly.”

The Department issued an affirmative preliminary determination in the CVD investigation of imports of hardwood plywood from China, and initiated AD investigations of imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Both AD and CVD cases were initiated on imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy and Turkey. Click here to read more.

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