DESTIN BEACH, FL — The American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance, a trade organization closely aligned with the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, has requested that the Biden Administration and Congress “stand up to China,” which the AKCA and KCMA have charged with myriad unfair trading practices, including alleged evasion of antidumping and countervailing duties imposed by U.S. trade officials.
Representatives from the sister trade associations last month urged government officials “to stand with 250,000 American cabinet workers and support domestic manufacturing.”
“We simply cannot allow China’s exploitative trade practices to reclaim control of our domestic cabinet industry and strip working families of the ability to pursue their own American dream,” said Kountry Wood Products President Perry Miller, immediate past president of the Reston, VA-based KCMA, which represents 300+ North American cabinet manufacturers and suppliers to the cabinet trade.
“We’re going to continue to fight for our fair-trade agenda,” said incoming KCMA President Jeff Gulledge, president of Bishop Cabinets. “We’ve seen the real dollars (saved) by properly enforcing trade laws and we’re going to continue to stay the course.”
According to the KCMA, legal efforts aimed at combatting unfair-trading practices have blocked some $4.9 billion in illegally traded imports of Chinese-made kitchen cabinets, vanities and components from entering the U.S. between 2019 and 2022.
To continue its legal challenges, the KCMA said it is seeking to fund the effort by raising $3 million over the next several months.