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US Asks for 60 More Days to File Opening Brief in CAFC Case on Plywood AD Investigation

The U.S. on Feb. 2 asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for another 60 days to file its opening brief in a case on the Commerce Department's antidumping duty investigation on hardwood plywood from China. All parties consented to the request (Linyi Chengen Import and Export Co. v. U.S., Fed. Cir. # 24-1258).

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The Court of International Trade upheld Commerce's separate rate calculation along with its decisions to exclude Jiangyang Wood and Dehua TB from the AD order and to include Sanfortune Wood and Longyuan Wood (see 2310100045). The U.S., petitioner Coalition for Fair Trade in Hardwood Plywood and exporters led by Linyi Chengen Import and Export Co. appealed the decision.

The government said it needed the additional time to file its appeal because a decision has not yet been made on whether to "authorize" the appeal. The government said its counsel needs more time to complete this process and, if authorized, "prepare a draft brief, receive required input from Department of Justice supervisory counsel, and to confer with agency counsel for the Department of Commerce regarding the content of our opening brief."