Wood Flooring and Hardwood Plywood - Competitive Conditions
On behalf of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), I am pleased to provide written comments to the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) regarding its investigation on wood flooring and hardwood plywood (Investigation No. 332-487). RILA’s members include the largest retailers in the United States, including a number of home improvement retailers that carry wood flooring products. These products, whether produced domestically or abroad, compete openly in a free market system based on such factors as price, quality and design, with demand for wood flooring continuing to grow in the past decade due to new home construction and a surge in remodeling of existing homes.