DoC to investigate kitchen furniture imports

25.04.2019 − 

On 27 March the US Department of Commerce (DoC) launched an investigation into anti-dumping (AD)/countervailing duty (CVD) concerning imports of kitchen furniture and furniture items from China. A relevant application was made on 06 March by various kitchen furniture manufacturers who are consolidated in the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance (AKCA). The anti-dumping investigation is based on the suspicion that the imported products are being marketed in the USA at less than a fair value. The assumed dumping margins according to the DoC report are in a range of 177.4-262.2%. The countervailing duty is to be used to ascertain whether the Chinese manufacturers benefit from illegal state subsidies in the context of their production and export business.

The investigation concerns kitchen furniture, kitchen cupboards and corresponding furniture parts which have been produced from solid wood or wood-based panels and are a firmly fitted component of the finished kitchen. Ready to assemble RTA or flat-pack furniture is also included. Products affected are therefore face-frame cupboards, frameless cupboards, cupboard elements such as fronts, drawers, rear panels, worktops and tables.

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