The corresponding decree of the European Commission has been published in the Official Journal of the EU.

“The European Commission has launched an anti-dumping procedure against the import of birch plywood from Russia,” the document says.

It is noted that a complaint about the dumping price for these products was submitted to the European Commission on August 31, 2020 by the European Consortium of the Wood Industry on behalf of two European manufacturers that produced more than 25% of all birch plywood in the EU in 2019.

It is noted that "prices for birch plywood imported from Russia were lowered for dumping purposes and, accordingly, caused damage to the EU industry."

The anti-dumping investigation will cover the period from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

In July, a group of arbitrators of the World Trade Organization supported the Russian side in a dispute with the European Union over the EU's energy adjustment methodology, which is used in anti-dumping investigations.