Proposed antidumping and countervailing duties on ready-to-assemble cabinets would lead to potentially thousands of American job losses and hurt American consumers by limiting access to cabinet choices.
The new duties are unnecessary and would only add to the existing duties of 25% on Chinese imports.
Additional duties will eliminate consumer choice for products not available from U.S. producers.
New duties would hurt the distributors and installers whose jobs rely upon on imported ready-to-assemble cabinets. Imported ready-to-assemble cabinets are popular because of the speedy delivery options offered.
Custom-order cabinet producers do not compete with ready-to-assemble products, and already represent the vast majority of cabinet sales in the U.S. Custom-order products are not available on short notice to meet consumers’ needs.
The proposed duties limit the options for homeowners, apartment developers, and others looking to undertake just-in-time kitchen renovations.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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