Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc. reports that maple is among the prevalent wood species used in both solid wood and veneered furniture. More
The American Home Furnishings Alliance and Home Furnishings Assn. joined the National Retail Federation among more than 100 signatory trade associations under a letter urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to maintain the North American Free Trade Agreement’s existing trucking provisions under a renegotiated trade deal. More
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced it is conducting its annual administrative review of shipments of uncovered innerspring units from China. More
An export federation is predicting double digit growth in the Philippine furniture industry in the coming years, some of which is expected to come from the domestic market. More
High-end case goods and upholstery manufacturer Theodore Alexander has named Doris Phua CEO. She replaces Harvey Dondero, who had been in the leadership role since August 2007. The company said he has left Theodore Alexander to pursue other opportunities. More
Liz Isley has been named International Trade Manager for the North Carolina Furniture Export Office, a division of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. More
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August 23, 2017In a recent blog I wrote about the issue of antidumping duty collection as addressed by two industry customs and compliance experts who spoke about antidumping enforcement at the June 2017 Logistics Symposium. The experts, Steve Fodor, of Customs Services & Solutions, and Venetia Huffman, of CV International, predicted that U.S. Customs and Border Protection will increase its efforts to collect duties on a variety of products, including wooden bedroom from China and uncovered innerspring units from China, Vietnam and South Africa. Their predictions are already starting to come true. In mid-August, a year after authority began for investigating under ...
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July 24, 2017The issue of millions of dollars in uncollected duties came into sharper focus during Furniture Today’s recent Logistics Symposium. During a panel presentation at that event, two customs and compliance experts gave some stark warnings regarding the administration’s stance on duty enforcement. President Trump made this abundantly clear in early March with an executive order that seeks to boost enforcement and collection of antidumping and countervailing duties that take aim at unfairly priced imports and thus help domestic manufacturers compete in a global environment. Some of the latest estimates peg these uncollected duties at more than $2.3 ...
December 29, 2016My mom is 82, and she loves Ikea. Her dining room group -- Ikea. Bedroom furniture (except for the nifty new adjustable foundation from Ashley HomeStore) -- Ikea.* Her living room? OK, the upholstery is Ekornes. Still, those little sloping footrests that go with the reclining sofa — Ikea, as she didn’t really want to dish out hundreds more for the real thing. Office furniture — Ikea. Even her plates and napkins come from Ikea. All this is to point out that apparently my mother is an outlier. According to a consumer survey conducted by lender Earnest, the peak age for shopping that ...
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