U.S. producers harmed by wooden cabinet imports from China - trade panel
WASHINGTON, April 19(Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade
Commission said on Friday it had determined that imports of
wooden cabinets from China are harming American producers,
keeping alive a trade investigation that could lead to tariffs
on the products.
The preliminary findings by the trade panel mean the U.S.
Commerce Department will move ahead with an investigation into
whether Chinese wooden cabinets, vanities and components are
unfairly subsidized or sold in the U.S. market at less than fair
If the Commerce Department determines the products are
unfairly subsidized or dumped on the U.S. market, and the ITC
upholds its finding of harm, the United States would impose
tariffs on the imports for a period of five years.
The United States imported some $4.4 billion worth of wooden
cabinets, vanities and their components from China in 2018. The
trade investigation was launched in March based on petitions
from the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance.
(Reporting by Tim Ahmann; editing by Grant McCool)
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