Petition Summary: Wooden Cabinets And Vanities From China

Petition Summary: Wooden Cabinets And Vanities From China

On March 6, 2019, Petitioner the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Wooden Cabinets and Vanities the People’s Republic of China.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The merchandise subject to these investigations consists of wooden cabinets and vanities that are designed for permanent installation (including floor mounted, wall mounted, ceiling hung or by attachment of plumbing), and wooden components thereof. Wooden cabinets and vanities and wooden components are made substantially of wood products, including solid wood and engineered wood products (including those made from wood particles, fibers, or other wooden materials such as plywood, strand board, block board, particle board, or fiberboard), or bamboo. Wooden cabinets and vanities consist of a cabinet box (which typically includes a top, bottom, sides, back, base blockers, ends/end panels, stretcher rails, toe kicks, and/or shelves) and mayor may not include a frame, door, drawers and/or shelves. Subject merchandise includes wooden cabinets and vanities with or without wood veneers, wood, paper or other overlays, or laminates, with or without non-wood components or trim such as metal, marble, glass, plastic, or other resins, whether or not surface finished or unfinished, and whether or not assembled or completed.

Wooden cabinets and vanities are covered by the investigation whether or not they are imported attached to, or in conjunction with, faucets, metal plumbing, sinks and/or sink bowls, or countertops. If wooden cabinets or vanities are imported attached to, or in conjunction with, such merchandise, only the wooden cabinet or vanity is covered by the scope.

Subject merchandise includes the following wooden component parts of cabinets and vanities: (1) wooden cabinet and vanity frames (2) wooden cabinet and vanity boxes (which typically include atop, bottom, sides, back, base blockers, ends/end panels, stretcher rails, toe kicks, and/or shelves), (3) wooden cabinet or vanity doors, (4) wooden cabinet or vanity drawers and drawer components (which typically include sides, backs, bottoms, and faces), (5) back panels and end panels, (6) and desks, shelves, and tables that are attached to or incorporated in the subject merchandise.

Subject merchandise includes, all unassembled, assembled and/or “ready to assemble” (RTA) wooden cabinets and vanities, also commonly known as “flat packs,” except to the extent such merchandise is already covered by the scope of antidumping and countervailing duty orders on Hardwood Plywood from the People’s Republic of China. See Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China, 83 Fed. Reg. 504 (Dep’t Commerce Jan. 4, 2018) (amended final deter. of sales at less than fair value, & antidumping duty order); Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from the People’s Republic of China, 83 Fed. Reg. 513 (Dep’t Commerce Jan. 4, 2018) (countervailing duty order). RTA wooden cabinets and vanities are defined as cabinets or vanities packaged so that at the time of importation they may include: (1) wooden components required to assemble a cabinet or vanity (including drawer faces and doors); and (2) parts (e.g., screws, washers, dowels, nails, handles, knobs, adhesive glues) required to assemble a cabinet or vanity. RTAs may enter the United States in one or in multiple packages.

Subject merchandise also includes wooden cabinets and vanities and in-scope components that have been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to one or more of the following: trimming, cutting, notching, punching, drilling, painting, staining, finishing, assembly, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope product.

Excluded from the scope of these investigations, if entered separate from a wooden cabinet or vanity are:

(1) Aftermarket accessory items which may be added to or installed into an interior of a cabinet and which are not considered a structural or core component of a wooden cabinet or vanity. Aftermarket accessory items may be made of wood, metal, plastic, composite material, or a combination thereof that can be inserted into a cabinet and which are utilized in the function of organization/accessibility on the interior of a cabinet; and include:

  • Inserts or dividers which are placed into drawer boxes with the purpose of organizing or dividing the internal portion of the drawer into multiple areas for the purpose of containing smaller items such as cutlery, utensils, bathroom essentials, etc.
  • Round or oblong inserts that rotate internally in a cabinet for the purpose of accessibility to foodstuffs, dishware, general supplies, etc.

(2) Carved wooden accessories including corbels and rosettes, which serve the primary purpose of decoration and personalization.

(3) Non-wooden cabinet hardware components including metal hinges, brackets, catches, locks, drawer slides, fasteners (nails, screws, tacks, staples), handles, and knobs.

Also excluded from the scope of these investigations are:

(1) All products covered by the scope of the antidumping duty order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China (Inv. No. A-570-890). See Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People’s Republic of China, 70 Fed. Reg. 329 (Dep’t Commerce Jan. 4, 2005) (notice of amended final deter. of sales at less than fair value & antidumping duty order).

(2) All products covered by the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on Hardwood Plywood from the People’s Republic of China (Inv. No. A-570-051 and Inv. No. C-570-052). See Certain Hardwood PlywoodProducts from the People’s Republic of China, 83 Fed. Reg. 504 (Dep’tCommerce Jan. 4, 2018) (amended final deter. of sales at less than fair value, & antidumping duty order) (Certain Hardwood Plywood Products from thePeople’s Republic of China, 83 Fed. Reg. 513 (Dep’t Commerce Jan. 4, 2018)(countervailing duty order).

Imports of subject merchandise are classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical numbers 9403.40.9060 and 9403.60.8081. The subject component parts of wooden cabinets and vanities may be entered into the United States under HTSUS statistical number 9403.90.7080. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

The American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance member companies:

ACProducts, Inc.

3551 Plano Parkway

The Colony, TX 75056

 

American Woodmark Corporation

561 Shady Elm Road

Winchester, VA 22602

 

Bellmont Cabinet Co.

13610 52nd Street E

Sumner, WA 98390

 

Bertch Cabinet Manufacturing

4747 Crestwood Dr.

P.O. Box 2280

Waterloo, IA 50704

 

The Corsi Group

6111 Churchman By-Pass

Indianapolis, IN 46203

 

Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc.

1100 Crystal Drive

Princeton, MN 55371

 

Dura Supreme Cabinetry

300 Dura Drive

Howard Lake, MN 55349

 

Jim Bishop Cabinets, Inc.

P.O. Box 11424

Montgomery, AL 36111

 

Kitchen Kompact, Inc.

911 E. 11th Street

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

 

Koch & Co, Inc.

1809 North Street

Seneca, KS 66538

 

Kountry Wood Products, LLC

352 Shawnee Street

Nappanee, IN 46550

 

Lanz Cabinets Incorporated

3025 West 7th Place

Eugene, OR 97402

 

Leedo Cabinetry

10707 Corporate Drive, Suite 250

Stafford, TX 77477

 

Marsh Furniture Company

1001 S Centennial Street

High Point, NC 27262

 

Master WoodCraft Cabinetry LLC

232 N. Marshall Industrial Ave.

Marshall, TX 75670

 

MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.

1 MasterBrand Cabinets Drive

Jasper, IN 47546

 

Nation’s Cabinetry

4600 US Highway 90 West

San Antonio, TX 78237

 

Showplace Wood Products, Inc.

1 Enterprise St.

Harrisburg, SD 57032

 

Smart Cabinetry

70680 County Rd 23

New Paris, IN 46553

 

Tru Cabinetry

PO Box 640

Ashland, AL 36251

 

Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.

P.O. Box 1210

38669 Hwy 77 S.

Ashland, AL 36251

 

Wellborn Forest Products, Inc.

2212 Airport Boulevard

Alexander City, AL 35010

 

Woodland Cabinetry, Inc.

2415 SD Highway 10

Sisseton, SD 57262

 

Woodmont Cabinetry

3444 Morse Drive

Dallas, TX 75236

 

W. Wood Products, Inc.

P.O. Box 50

Dudley, MO 63936

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Timothy C. Brightbill

Wiley Rein LLP

1776 K Street NW

Washington, DC 20006

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS

For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

Event Earliest Date
Petition Filed March 6, 2019
DOC Initiation March 26, 2019
ITC Preliminary Investigation:
Questionnaires Due March 20, 2019
Request to appear at hearing March 25, 2019
Hearing March 27, 2019
Briefs April 3, 2019
ITC Vote April 22, 2019
DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination August 13, 2019
DOC Preliminary CVD Determination May 30, 2019
DOC Final Antidumping Determination October 27, 2019
DOC Final CVD Determination August 13, 2019
ITC Final Determination December 11, 2019

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

China: 175.50% to 259.99%

ALLEGED SUBSIDIES

For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III.

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

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2015 2016 2017 Jan-Nov 2016 Jan-Nov 2017 Jan-Nov 2018
China
Value ($) 3,535,915,920 3,614,133,075 3,999,100,118 3,270,451,316 3,623,858,167 3,920,371,178

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