As the Chinese Plywood Tariffs lurk closer, OHC sighs in relief. On September 27, 2012 an unfair trade petition was filed against the United States for importing Hardwood Plywood from China at less than cost. This is known as “dumping.” Most recently on April 30th, 2013, the United States Department of Commerce proposed a combined 44.77% countervailing duty and anti-dumping duty rate on all hardwood plywood imported from China. Fortunately, other hardwoods and hardwood products have not fallen under the scope of this U.S. trade action.
Overseas Hardwoods Company will not be affected by the tariff or the countervailing duty and anti-dumping duty rate. OHC imports only high quality Apitong / Keruing plywood from Malaysia and Indonesia. The 28mm Apitong / Keruing plywood provided to the United States by OHC will have no interruption and will remain the highest quality available.