Submitted by mmetz@kcma.org on Mon, 01/04/2021 - 20:46
Industry News Update January 5, 2021

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association is committed to bringing you the most up-to-date information in the industry. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

U.S. Customs Agency Investigates Evasion of AD/CVD Duties on Wooden Cabinets and Vanities

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KCMA is pleased to announce that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has commenced a formal investigation under Title IV, Section 421 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, commonly referred to as the Enforce and Protect Act, for BGI Group Inc. dba U.S. Cabinet Depot. 

CBP is investigating whether BGI has evaded the antidumping and countervailing duty orders A-570-106 and C-570-107, respectively, on wooden cabinets and vanities and component parts thereof from the People’s Republic of China. Evidence reasonably suggests that BGI entered covered merchandise for consumption into the customs territory of the United States through evasion.

Notice of Investigation

TREND WATCH 2021: Global Supply Chains

Supply blog 1.5.21

As the curtain falls on a year of unprecedented disruption, there are key issues that will shape decision-making across global supply chains in 2021.

Five predictions that look at the challenges organizations will need to address as they reshape supply chains and build long-term business resilience.

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ORM-D Phase Out

ORM blog 1.5.21

After December 31, 2020, hazmat shippers will no longer be able to use the ORM-D Consumer Commodity marking on packages containing limited quantities of low-risk hazardous materials. Packages must be marked with the Limited Quantity marking in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Section 173.156.

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Hiring Veterans Could Be The Key to Overcoming Skill Shortage

Manu Guy blog 1.5.21

“For manufacturing to truly fill the skills gap, the industry needs to shift its perspective,” says Hernán Luis y Prado. “Most companies seem stuck in what I call 40-20-10 thinking. They are looking for someone who has 40 years of experience, is 20 years old and they want to pay them $10 an hour. This is outdated thinking.”

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