Editor’s note: Congratulations to Wellborn Cabinets, a CPA member company, for helping win the biggest trade case in the history of history.
The U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday that imports of Chinese-made wooden cabinets and vanities are hurting the U.S. industry, clearing the way for final antidumping and countervailing duty orders to take effect in early April.
[March 25, 2020 | Inside Trade]
The case – which the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance, representing the U.S. industry, says is one of the largest ever filed against Chinese imports – began last year when the group filed a petition with the ITC and the Commerce Department alleging unfair trading practices were hurting an industry the ITC says employs nearly 35,000 American workers.
“Today’s ITC vote means that almost all manufacturers that import from China will face final combined AD/CVD cash deposit rates of about 59%,” AKCA said in a statement. “The orders will remain in effect for a minimum of five years, and duty evasion, absorption and circumvention are strictly illegal.”...
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