Cabinet Importer Investigated For Customs Evasion

U.S. Customs is investigating BGI Group (trade name: U.S. Cabinet Depot) for allegedly evading antidumping and countervailing duties on wooden cabinets and vanities imported from China. The company is said to transship cabinetry through Cambodia and then falsely designate Cambodia as the country of origin.

 

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USTR Issues Final Vietnam Currency Determination

In the waning days of the Trump administration, the U.S. Trade Representative has published its final determination: that Vietnam manipulates its currency, providing trade advantages.

 

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DHA eNews - Vietnam Denies High-Risk Illegal Wood Trade

Decorative Hardwoods Association (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XIV, Issue I: Vietnam Denies High-Risk Illegal Wood Trade | Europe Flooded With Illegal Wood From Billion-Dollar Russian Scheme | Canada Launches Investigation Into Upholstered Seating From China & Vietnam | Commerce Finds AD/CVD Rates On Chinese Mouldings

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Facing China's Trade Ban, Australian Timber Companies Look To India

As a result of China's trade ban, Australian timber companies are turning to India as a new market for timber.

 

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ABC News: China trade ban paves the way for India as new market for Australian timber

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Japan Cuts Off Imports Of Tropical Logs

Japan, formerly the world's biggest consumer of tropical logs, is likely to stop importing them entirely.

 

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Nikkei Asia: Japan tapers imports of logs from tropical trees to near zero

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