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The Spotlight Newsletter: New Antidumping Duties against Chinese and Vietnamese Origin Tool Chests & Cabinets

On November 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of certain imports of tool chests and cabinets from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Vietnam. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to require cash deposits of AD duties on imports of subject products. The AD duty rates range from 90.4 percent to 168.93 percent for Chinese exporters and 230.31 percent for all Vietnamese exporters.

If you import tool chests and cabinets of China or Vietnam origin, it is recommended you review the fact sheet to see the specific scope of products covered by these AD cases. If your products fall within the listed scope, please note they will be subject to AD duty assessment. If your products fall outside the scope, they are not subject to the AD cases and the AD duties may be disclaimed on the importation. Note that the AD is not tariff driven, but rather driven by the specific product description listed within the case scope. Some Chinese tool chests and cabinets, classified in the same HTS classification, are excluded from AD if they are outside of the description of the scope.

China origin tool chests and cabinets have been subject to countervailing (CV) duties since September 2017. Click here to read the fact sheet on the CVD case.

If you have any questions on the above subjects, please contact your DHL Global Forwarding representative or Contact us.