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Statement on Monitoring of Softwood Lumber Imports

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions - Softwood Lumber from Canada

Background: The Softwood Lumber Agreement expired at midnight March 31, 2001. On April 2, 2001, the U.S. industry filed both countervailing and antidumping duty petitions against lumber from Canada.

Hypothetical Case Calendar:

Action AD / CVD

Petition Filed: April 2, 2001 / April 2, 2001

DOC Initiation: April 23, 2001 / April 23, 2001

ITC Preliminary: Determination: May 17, 2001 / May 17, 2001

DOC Preliminary Determination: Sept. 10, 2001 / June 27, 2001

DOC Final Determination: Nov. 26, 2001 / Sept. 10, 2001

ITC Final Determination: Jan. 10, 2002 / Oct. 25, 2001

DOC Issues Orders (If warranted): Jan. 17, 2002 / Nov. 1, 2001

Petitioners: The Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports Executive Committee, which includes Hood Industries, International Paper Co., Moose River Lumber Co., New South Inc., Plum Creek Timber Co., Potlatch Corp., Seneca Sawmill Co., Shearer Lumber Products, Shuqualak Lumber Co., Sierra Pacific Industries, Swift Lumber Inc., Temple-Inland Forest Products, and Tolleson Lumber Co., Inc.; the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America; and the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union.

Alleged Subsidy Rate: 39.9 percent

Alleged Dumping Margins: 22.5 to 72.9 percent

Interested Parties/APO Applications:

If investigations are initiated, parties who meet the regulatory definition of an interested party may file a letter of appearance in this proceeding. See section 771(9) of the Act.

APO applications may be filed with our APO office as soon as petitions are filed. You can contact our APO office at 202-482-3354.

Copies of Public Version of Petition:

Public versions of the petition are available for purchase in our Central Records Unit, Room B-099, in the Main Commerce Building, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.



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