ACCD Statement on Commerce Department Preliminary Determination in CVD Investigation of Wooden Cabinets and Vanities Imported from China
The American Coalition of Cabinet Distributors (“ACCD”) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Commerce’s affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (“CVD”) investigation of imports of Wooden Cabinets and Vanities from China:
“Yesterday, the Commerce Department made a preliminary finding of countervailable subsidies in the trade case involving Wooden Cabinets and Vanities from China. While we have not yet had a chance to study the written decision in detail, it is important to understand that, even if calculated legitimately, a finding that the Chinese industry received subsidies from the Chinese Government does not prove that imports of wooden cabinets and vanities from China caused injury to the petitioner—which the facts clearly show they did not.
“This is only one step in a long process. The ACCD will continue to vigorously oppose this trade petition. Even if Commerce calculates both countervailing duty and anti-dumping duty rates, no duties will be collected if the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) finds no material injury caused by these imports. We fully expect that the ITC will reach such a decision given the facts of this case.
“The trade petition is an attempt by a handful of cabinet companies to take advantage of U.S.-China trade tensions and convince the U.S. government to eliminate competition in the cabinet market. Many of the companies who filed this case import products from China themselves and won’t bring back jobs to the U.S. if duties are imposed on imports, but will instead shift more of their production to already established supply chains in countries like Vietnam and Mexico. The American Coalition of Cabinet Distributors will ensure that the facts are brought forward in this trade case and we are confident that the government will determine that the petitioners are not being injured by imports of RTA cabinets from China.”
For additional information on the Coalition, visit www.americancabinetdistributors.org.
About The American Coalition of Cabinet Distributors
The American Coalition of Cabinet Distributors (“ACCD”) is composed of distributors, dealers, contractors, installers and importers of ready-to-assemble (“RTA”) cabinets joined together today to launch the American Coalition of Cabinet Distributors (“ACCD”). The group is dedicated to fighting a trade case filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) and U.S. Department of Commerce by made-to-order cabinet companies against imports of RTA cabinets from China.
George Felcyn – George.Felcyn@policyres.com – (202) 828-1715
Source: The American Coalition of Cabinet Distributors