On April 30, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping (AD) investigation of imports of hardwood and decorative plywood from China. Commerce preliminarily determined that producers and exports in China sold hardwood and decorative plywood in the U.S. at dumping margins ranging from de minimis to 63.96 percent. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates. Commerce is tentatively scheduled to make its final determination in July 2013. If Commerce makes an affirmative final determination, and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) makes an affirmative determination that imports of hardwood and decorative plywood from China materially injure, or threaten material injury, to the domestic market, Commerce will issue an AD order. If either Commerce or ITC’s final determination is negative, no AD order will be issued. The ITC will make its final injury determination in August 2013.