WASHINGTON -- The U. S. Court of International Trade denied a bid by the Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) to issue anti-dumping duties on wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil. The ruling affirmed the U. S. Department of Commerce's decision to reject levies on the goods.
The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association is demanding that current duties on Chinese exports into the United States be kept at its current levels of 25 percent.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection reversed its January 27, 2022, decision that found U.S. importer BGI Group (doing business as U.S. Cabinet Depot) had evaded antidumping and countervailing duty orders on wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof from China.
The U. S. International Trade Commission determined that an engineered wood product fell within the parameters of the investigative probe into imports of Chinese millwork and wood moulding imported into the U.S. As a result of the ruling, U.S. duties on Chinese wood mouldings and millwork products will remain in place. The trade court sustained the U.S. International Trade Commission’s conclusion that these imports are materially injuring domestic industry.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued an “affirmative determination” that the U.S. importer BGI Group, which is doing business as U.S. Cabinet Depot, had evaded the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on wooden cabinets and vanities.
Canadian officials have called the decision to increase duties on Canadian software is unfair and unacceptable.
Lawyers for the federal government filed a motion in trade court Nov. 9 that defends the determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission that imports of wood moulding and millwork products from China are hurting domestic manufacturers.
In 2018, imports of wooden cabinets from China were valued at an estimated $4.4 billion.
U.S. Customs manager Lauren Duval will talk about enforcing of new U.S. tariffs on Chinese plywood, among the sessions at the IWPA's annual conference, running March 14-16 in New Orleans.
Veteran luxury furniture executive Eric Graham has been named president of Fine Furniture Design, which manufactures furniture in a 1 million square foot plant in Shanghai. Graham was senior director of Century Wood Products and Century Leisure at Century