The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association ("KCMA") is pleased to announce that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency ("Customs") has preliminarily determined that the U.S. importer BGI Group Inc. ("BGI") has evaded the antidumping and countervailing duties ("AD/CVD") on wooden cabinets and vanities and component parts thereof from China.
WASHINGTON, DC – March 24, 2020 – Today, the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance (AKCA) is commending the final affirmative vote by the U.S.
February 24, 2020 – Today, the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance (AKCA) is commending the antidumping and countervailing duty final determinations issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce as an important conclusion by the agency to address unfairly traded Chinese imports of wooden cabinets and vanities. The total antidumping and countervailing duties are as follows: Dalian Meisen 269.91%, Foremost 122.1%, Ancientree 13.33%, with all others 58.89%. This means that almost all Chinese manufacturers will now face a combined AD/CVD cash deposit rate of about 59%.
Tuesday night U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer released a proposed list of $200 billion in Chinese goods that will be subject to a 10% tariff. This tariff is in retaliation to the tariffs China recently leveraged on U.S. goods in response to previous tariff impositions.
The U.S. Court of International Trade issued a decision earlier this week in the appeal by the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood.
The international firm Exponent, which has a primary focus on environmental, health and safety issues, has provided KCMA their presentation regarding whether there is a Proposition 65 exposure issue with Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring.