This week the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance, a group consisting of 27 US domestic cabinet manufacturers filed a new anti-dumping and countervailing duty petition against wood cabinets and vanities from China. The scope of this petition covers wooden cabinets and vanities that are designed for permanent installation (including floor mounted, wall mounted, ceiling hung or by attachment of plumbing), and wooden components thereof that are made substantially of wood or engineered wood.
Imports of subject goods are classified under HTSUS 9403.40.9060 and 9403.60.8081, and the subject component parts may be entered under HTSUS 9403.90.7080.
Based on an analysis done by the domestic industry they estimate dumping margins in the area of 175.5% to 259.99%, with an average margin of 216.04%.
Vandegrift will follow this developing issue and continue to advise as new information becomes available.