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Initiation of Expedited Reviews of the Countervailing Duty Order on
Softwood Lumber from Canada

On July 12, the Department of Commerce (the Department) announced its initiation of expedited reviews of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on softwood lumber from Canada.

Background: On May 22, the Department published in the Federal Register its amended final affirmative countervailing duty determination and countervailing duty order covering softwood lumber products from Canada (67 FR 36068, as corrected 67 FR 37775, May 30, 2002). Included with the amended final affirmative determination and countervailing duty order was an announcement that we would be accepting applications for company-specific expedited reviews. The purpose of such reviews is the calculation of company-specific cash deposit rates. All such applications were to be filed with the Department by June 21, 2002.

In response, the Department received a total of 100 timely requests for expedited review. A total of 73 of these requests contained all of the information requested by the Department and are subject to the initiation announced on July 12 (see list below). The Department is providing the remaining 27 applicants with one, and only one, opportunity to file an amended request for expedited review (see list below). The 27 applicants are being notified of the deficiencies in their original application and will be given two weeks to correct and re-file their applications. We will initiate reviews of any of the 27 companies for which we receive timely and complete applications.

The Department recognized at the outset that it could only fulfill its dual mandates of company-specific rates and expeditious processing by developing streamlined methodologies and procedures for these reviews. Therefore, in order to conduct these reviews as expeditiously as possible, we have separated the 73 companies into two groups with different time tables for completion and we are using a streamlined analysis. For companies in Group 1, we will issue preliminary results by the end of July, with final results in September. For companies in Group 2, we intend to issue preliminary results in November, with final results by March 2003.

Case Calendar:

Initiation Date July 12, 2002
Prelim Determination - Group 1 End of July 2002
Final Determination - Group 1 September 2002
Prelim Determination - Group 2 November 2002
Final Determination - Group 2 January-March 2003


Reviews initiated on:
Alexandre Côté Ltée.
American Bayridge Corporation
Apollo Forest Products Ltd.
Aspen Planers Ltd.
Blanchette & Blanchette Inc.
Boccam Inc.
Bois Daaquam Inc.
Bois Omega Ltée
Byrnexo Inc.
Cambie Cedar Products Ltd.
Canadian Forest Products Ltd
Cando Contracting Ltd.
City Lumber Sales & Services Limited
Commonwealth Plywood Co. Ltd.
Davron Forest Products Ltd.
Domtar Inc.
Downie Timber Ltd.
Dunkley Lumber Ltd.
E. Tremblay et fils Ltée
Federated Co-operatives Limited
François Giguère Inc.
Fraser Pacific Forest Products Inc
Frontier Mills Inc.
Goodfellow Inc.
Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd.
Greenwood Forest Products (1983) Ltd.
Haida Forest Products Ltd.
Herridge Sawmills Ltd.
Interbois, Inc.
J. A. Fontaine et fils Inc.
Jackpine Engineered Wood Products Inc.
Jackpine Forest Products Ltd.
Jointfor (3207021 Canada Inc.)
Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. Ltd.
Kenora Forest Products Ltd.
Kootenay Innovative Wood Ltd.
Landmark Truss & Lumber Inc
Les Bois d'Oeuvre Beaudoin & Gauthier Inc.
Les Bois S&P Grondin Inc.
Les Industries P.F. Inc.
Les Moulures Jacomau 2000, Inc.
Les Produits Forestiers Dube Inc
Liskeard Lumber Limited
Lonestar Lumber Inc.
Lulumco Inc.
Maibec Industries, Inc.
Materiaux Blanchet Inc.
Meunier Lumber Company Ltd.
MF Bernard Inc.
Mid America Lumber
Mill & Timber Products Ltd.
North Enderby Timber Ltd.
Olav Haavaldsrud Timber Company Limited
R. Fryer Forest Products Limited
Richard Lutes Cedar, Inc.
Riverside Forest Products Limited
Scierie Lapointe & Roy Ltee.
Scierie Nord-Sud Inc.
Scierie West-Brome Inc.
Séchoirs de Beauce Inc.
Selkirk Specialty Wood Ltd.
Slocan Forest Products Ltd.
Tembec Inc.
Terminal Forest Products Ltd.
Tolko Industries Ltd.
Treeline Wood Products Ltd.
Tyee Timber Products Ltd.
Uphill Wood Supply Inc.
Usine Sartigan Inc.
West Bay Forest Products & Manufacturing Ltd.
West Fraser Mills Ltd.
West Can Rail Ltd.
Western Commercial Millwork Inc.

Deficient Applications filed by:

2859-8936 Quebec inc. les Cedre Basquest enr.
9027-7971 Quebec inc.
Antrim Cedar Corporation
Bridgeside Higa Forest Industries Ltd.
Carson Lake Lumber Ltd.
Doman Forest Products Limited
Forstex Industries Inc.
Goldwood Industries Ltd.
Hollcan Millworks Ltd.
Hudson Mitchell & Sons Lumber Inc.
Indian River Lumber
Jazz Forest Products Ltd.
Les Scieries Jocelyn Lavoie Inc.
Lyle Forest Products Ltd.
Mirax Lumber Products Ltd.
Power Wood Corp.
Precision Moulding Products
Rielly Industrial Lumber Inc.
Scierie A et M St-Pierre Inc.
South East Forest Products Ltd.
Teal Cedar Products Ltd.
Trans North Developments Ltd.
United Wood Frames Inc.
Westwood Wholesale Lumber Ltd.
Williamsburg Woods & Garden Inc.
Winnipeg Forest Products, Inc.
Wynndel Box & Lumber Co. Ltd.

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