October Update on Chinese Import Tariffs

We are pleased to share another important step in the AKCA trade case against illegally subsidized Chinese cabinetry imports to the United States. On the morning of October 3rd, 2019, the Department of Commerce (DOC) released its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) to address subsidized Chinese imports of wooden cabinetry and vanities. This decision levies an average 39.25% AD on these products, in addition to the earlier CV duties averaging 16 percent, effective since August, and section 301 Duties of 25 percent. Additional cash deposits will be required on all wooden cabinets and vanities imported from China, pending the committee’s final determination.

The DOC and the International Trade Commission (ITC) will continue their investigations over the next few months. We expect final rulings by March of next year, and it is anticipated that any final assessment of AD and countervailing duties would be retroactive to the suit’s filing date of March 6, 2019. The acpi family of brands is proud to support this momentous trade case as the AKCA seeks to bring fair trade back the American cabinet industry.

“[With] more than 250,000 American jobs hanging in the balance…Today’s determination allows the American kitchen cabinet industry to keep fighting against the unfairness of China’s trade practices.”

Mark Trexler, COO acpi – Former President of Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association

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