WASHINGTON, D.C. - Imported tool chests and cabinets from China harm U.S. industry, says the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).
In a recent decision, the ITC determined that the U.S. metal tool chest and cabinets industry, which consists of two manufacturers, is materially injured because of imports from China. The U.S. Department of Commerce says these imports are subsidized by the Chinese government, and as a result, Commerce will issue a countervailing duty order.
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Not covered by the scope of these investigations are tool boxes, chests and cabinets with bodies made entirely of plastic, carbon fiber, wood, or other non-metallic substances; portable tool boxes; and industrial grade tool chests and cabinets.
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