The hearing will take place three days after the U.S. Department of Commerce sets final antidumping and countervailing duties on the hardwood plywood imports. The antidumping duties address imports that are priced at below normal market values, while the countervailing duties address imports from factories that are subsidized by the Chinese government.
The investigation was requested last year by a number of hardwood plywood producers who said they believed Chinese producers were shipping the goods to the U.S. market below materials costs, a violation of international trade laws.
In a preliminary determination in November, the ITC found enough evidence of material injury to continue the investigation.
This year, the DOC made preliminary determinations to impose duties in each case.
After the Sept. 19 hearing, the ITC has about 45 days to make its final determination in the material injury investigation. That will determine whether to continue collecting the duties, which are assigned to Chinese producers, but paid by importers of record of the merchandise.
If the ITC finds there is no complete evidence of injury to the domestic industry, any duties collected thus far must be returned.