The EU has formally adopted the extension of anti-dumping measures on birch plywood imports to include those from Kazakhstan and Turkey.

The EU announced back in March that its investigation had unearthed “undeniable proof of circumvention” of the existing duties on Russia. Birch ply shipments were being shipped from Russia to Kazakhstan and Turkey, then sent onwards to the EU.

European plywood manufacturers had made the allegations, sparking the EU investigation.

The formal extension, the EU says, demonstrates that the Commission is committed to enforcing measures in place and to fighting unfair trade. 

Its announcement said Russian producers are trying to find alternative channels to sell their goods, particularly since July 2022, when imports of birch plywood from Russia were banned following the February 2022 start of the Ukraine conflict.