The Birch Plywood Alliance brings together 133 companies from 25 EU countries, representing various sectors – automotive construction, climbing walls, furniture, packaging, parquet flooring and more. In a time of global material shortage, the anti-dumping case is not only unjustified, but goes directly against the interest of protecting Europe’s economy.
The Commission notified on 11 June 2021 the imposition of provisional duties of up to 15.9% on birch plywood imports from Russia.
Alliance members oppose these duties, for the following reasons:
The Alliance fully supports the Commission’s efforts to increase Europe’s competitiveness, but imposing duties on plywood imports is not the way. The EU’s open economy is its greatest asset.
Our members are in most cases SMEs and family-owned companies which cannot absorb such a financial blow, with many of us having barely survived the pandemic.
This is the reason why we have gathered, to fight against the imposition of duties that could jeopardize our livelihoods.