Effect of hardwood plywood duties remains uncertain

How any duties on Chinese-made hardwood and decorative plywood producers affect domestic residential furniture producers would depend to a large extent on how producers use those materials in their finished goods.

The case clearly does not affect finished goods coming in from China but rather panels that are imported from China and used in the assembly of kitchen cabinets and some furniture still made in the U.S.

This includes hardwood and decorative plywood and certain veneered panels, which are described as a “generally flat, multilayered plywood panel or other veneered panel that consists of two or more layers of wood veneers and a core.” The core of the hardwood and decorative plywood consists of layers of one or more materials that are between the face and back veneers.

Via furnituretoday.com