China is one of the world’s largest exporters, with a significant share of exports to the United States. However, the anti-dumping duty policies implemented by the US government can pose challenges for Chinese exporters. This article will present some methods to avoid anti-dumping duties, aiding Chinese exporters in accessing the US market seamlessly.
In the construction and furniture industries, products such as cabinets, vanities, wardrobes, bathroom cabinets, tiles, quartz, marble, granite, stone slabs, and bedroom furniture fall under the category of anti-dumping products. Which will be around 250-300% tariff !!!
We offer the following solutions for different scenarios:
- If your anti-dumping product constitutes only a small part of the entire shipment, ensure accurate product classification. Refer to the detailed product classification guidelines provided by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), known as the Harmonized System (HS) codes. Accurate classification prevents misidentification as a dumping product. For example, cabinets can be declared as office tables or display cabinets, and bedroom furniture can be categorized as living room furniture. If stone constitutes a small portion and is inconspicuous within the cabinets, it may not require declaration.
- What if your entire container consists of tiles, stone, or cabinets? Here are the solutions:
- For full containers of tiles or stone, transport them from China to Malaysia. Then, switch containers in Malaysia, obtain a Malaysian Certificate of Origin, and ship them to the United States. This bypasses the need to pay anti-dumping duties.
- Direct shipping from China to the United States is possible with the assistance of a reliable, professional shipping agent. They have years of customs handling experience, handling all logistics while you await delivery. This service may come at a higher cost.
- Cabinets can follow a similar process. Remove all Chinese labels from the packaging and ensure there is no “Made in China” marking. Transport them to Malaysia and then reship to the United States using Malaysian containers. Alternatively, use a door-to-door service directly from China to the United States, facilitated by a shipping agent or sourcing agent.
These solutions come with risks and may not guarantee 100% success. A professional sourcing agent can provide contingency plans. For instance, if US customs notifies a container for inspection before arrival, the agent can arrange for container return to China, avoiding the 300% tariff. Additionally, they can minimize fines and taxes if discrepancies are discovered, ensuring the safe delivery of goods.
Feel free to contact us, Morefar Global, a sourcing agent specializing in construction and furniture, offering global shipping solutions expertise. www.morefarglobal.com
In summary, avoiding anti-dumping duties is a complex task requiring careful strategies and compliance with international trade regulations. By accurately classifying products, understanding market prices, seeking legal advice, adhering to compliance in shipping and customs procedures, government support, and fostering strong partnerships, Chinese exporters can minimize the risk of anti-dumping investigations and ensure smooth exports to the US market.