The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of softwood lumber products from Canada that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value. Chairman Irving A. Williamson, Vice Chairman David S. Johanson, and Commissioners Meredith M. Broadbent, F. Scott Kieff, and Rhonda K. Schmidtlein voted in the affirmative. Commissioner Dean A. Pinkert did not participate in these investigations.
As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations on imports of these products from Canada, with its countervailing duty determination due on or about February 20, 2017, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about May 4, 2017.
The Commission’s public report Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, Inv. Nos. 701-TA-566 and 731-TA-1342 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4663, January 2017) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.
The report will be available after February 7, 2017.