The U.S. Department of Commerce issued the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof from China. Finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from 10.97 to 229.24 percent. Based on these preliminary rates, the Department of Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of wooden cabinets and vanities from China.
In 2018, imports of wooden cabinets and vanities from China were valued at an estimated $4.4 billion. Antidumping and countervailing duty laws provide American businesses and workers with an internationally accepted mechanism to seek relief from the harmful effects of the unfair pricing of imports into the United States. Commerce currently maintains 489 antidumping and countervailing duty orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.