The ruling follows a US Commerce Department determination that subsidies from the Chinese government were allowing Chinese companies to sell hardwood plywood in the US at less than fair value.

The Commerce Department has set an anti-dumping tariff of 183.6% on Chinese plywood and anti-subsidy duties ranging up to 194.9% for five years. No retroactive duties will be imposed.

The antidumping and countervailing duty cases were filed on behalf of the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood, a group of six producers and manufacturers that are committed to safeguarding the US hardwood plywood industry and its thousands of workers. 

The Department of Commerce's determination is a result of a full-year investigation into China's unfair trade practices.

The commission’s public report, ‘Hardwood Plywood from China’, will contain the views of the commission and information developed during the investigations.