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Extension of Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation: Certain Softwood Lumber from Canada

On October 11, 2001, the Department of Commerce (DOC) extended the preliminary determination in antidumping investigation of softwood lumber from Canada fifteen days, from October 15, 2001, to Tuesday, October 30, 2001.

Due to the extraordinarily complex nature of this case, additional time is necessary to complete our analysis. This investigation is the first antidumping case involving softwood lumber from Canada. The final determinations in this and the companion countervailing duty investigation are aligned and will be due on January 15, 2002, if unextended, and approximately March 25, 2002, if fully extended.

CASE CALENDAR

Petition Filed: April 2, 2001

DOC Initiation: April 23, 2001

ITC Preliminary Determination: May 17, 2001

DOC Preliminary Determination: Oct. 30, 2001

DOC Final Determination **: Jan. 15, 2001

ITC Final Determination: March 1, 2002

DOC Issues Orders (If warranted): March 8, 2002

* *U.S. law allows this date to be extended

If DOC makes affirmative final determinations, the ITC must make final injury determinations within 45 days. If those determinations are affirmative, DOC will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders.

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS: 0.60 to 37.64 percent (Reflects methodological adjustments made by the Department)

VOLUME AND VALUE OF IMPORTS

YEAR VOLUME (MMBF) VALUE (U.S.)
1999 18,244 $7,213,585,000
2000 18,333 $6,379,336,000

Source: Data are from the IM-145 data, U.S Department of Commerce,
Bureau of Census.

 

 

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