U.S. plywood manufacturers claim false labeling of Brazilian producers

Claim is that structural plywood panels produced in Brazil are being fraudulently certified and stamped as compliant despite not meeting requirements.

t is clear to U.S. panel manufacturers that there was a concerted effort to defraud American consumers by misrepresenting imported panels as equivalent to domestic panels.

Freres Lumber Co. has joined nine other U.S. plywood producers as the “U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition” to file a Lanham Act claim of false labeling against three U.S. certification agencies: PFS TECO, Timber Products Inspection and International Accreditation Service.

Source: U.S. plywood manufacturers claim false labeling of Brazilian producers