• 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.

Risking American Jobs

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.

Gaming The System

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.

Limiting Consumer Choice

The proposed duties limit the options for homeowners, apartment developers, and others looking to undertake just-in-time kitchen renovations.

These duties can potentially put at risk the thousands of American jobs created by related industries, such as distributors and installers. Imported ready-to-assemble cabinets, which consumers are demanding, already face 25% duties.

Small Ellisville cabinet firm sees trade case as a threat

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Joe Knichel doesn’t flinch when a builder wants kitchen cabinets for an apartment building or an entire subdivision on a tight schedule. His usual reply is, “How fast do you need them?”...


“Many of our customers want the convenience of RTA cabinets to take directly into the kitchen and build the cabinets on site. There are currently no companies manufacturing in the U.S. that serve this market.”

—Robert Hunter, COO of CNC Cabinetry, Woodworking Today

For additional information about this issue and the negative consequences of duties, you can read more from:

Importers of ready-to-assemble cabinets:
Brief 1
Brief 2
Brief 3
Brief 4

Producers of ready-to-assemble cabinets: