New AD/CVD investigation on metal file cabinets.

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According to the Federal Register here, the US department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission are investigating whether freestanding vertical metal file cabinets with drawers from China are being sold in the US at less than fair value and subsidized by the Government of China. The vertical file cabinets are typically imported under HTSUS 9403.10.00.

The investigation started from a petition from Hirsh Industries LLC in West Des Moines, Iowa. A quick look at the Hirsh website shows they sell office furniture, filing cabinets, desks, storage cabinets, book carts, utility carts, dollies etc.

Not subject to the investigation are file cabinets made of plastic, wood, or non-metals, lateral file cabinets, fire proof file cabinets and pedestal file cabinets.

If you are an importer of metal file cabinets and want to know how this will impact your business, contact experienced trade attorney David Hsu by phone/text at 832-896-6288 or by email at

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