Trump cracks down on China, imposes tariffs on Chinese kitchen cabinets

Trump cracks down on China, imposes tariffs on Chinese kitchen cabinets


NOVEMBER 12th. IT IS REAL AND IT IS HERE. STUART: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ON THIS FRIDAY MORNING I WILL TALK KITCHEN CABINETS. WHY AM I DOING THAT? BECAUSE AMERICA HAS JUST IMPOSED SIGNIFICANT TARIFFS ON KITCHEN CABINETRY THAT IS MADE IN CHINA AND THAT COMES OVER HERE. KIND OF BIG TARIFFS TOO. OUR NEXT GUEST THINKS THIS IS JUST FINE AND DANDY. HE HAS A BIG SMILE ON HIS FACE. MARK TREXLER IS WITH US, CEO OF MASTER WOODCRAFT AND CABINETRY. WHY WOULD ANY AMERICAN THINK IT’S A GREAT IDEA TO IMPOSE AN TARIFFS ON STUFF WE’LL USE IN OUR KITCHENS?>>WE HAVE CURRENTLY 250,000 PEOPLE THAT WORK IN THE KITCHEN CABINET INDUSTRY IN THE U.S. AND CABINETS ARE NOT DUMPED IN AT A FAIR PRICE. WE’RE ALL FREE TRADERS. STUART: YOU MAKE KITCHEN CABINETS. YOU WITH THAT ACCENT YOU’RE IN THE CAROLINAS.>>CAROLINA NATIVE. I LIVE IN TEXAS. I SPENT 22 YEARS OF MY CAREER IN THE FURNITURE INDUSTRY. WE SAW CHINESE CAME IN TO TAKE THE FURNITURE INDUSTRY. THEY DIDN’T WANT PART OF IT. THEY TOOK ALL OF IT. 75% INCREASE OF CHINESE IMPORT OF CABINETS. 10 BILLION-DOLLAR MARKET. LAST YEAR THEY WERE 4.4 BILLION OF IT. STUART: WAIT A SECOND. 10 BILLION-DOLLAR MARKET IN AMERICA FOR KITCHEN CABINETRY.>>CORRECT. STUART: THE CHINESE USED TO HAVE $4 BILLION WORTH OF THAT INDUSTRY. 40% OF THAT.>>THEY STILL HAVE 40% OF IT, CORRECT. STUART: THEY STILL DO. YOU WENT TO COURT.>>WE WENT TO INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE. WE FILED A CASE AND AMERICAN KITCHEN CABINET ALLIANCE IS GROUP OF 55 COMPANIES. STUART: YOU SAID THEY’RE DUMPING?>>YES. STUART: WHATEVER COURT IT WAS AGREED WITH YOU, SO WE SLAPPED TARIFFS ON.>>CORRECT. STUART: WHAT IS THE TARIFFS?>>THE TARIFFS ARE ANYWHERE BETWEEN 5% AND ABOUT 230% BUT AVERAGE TARIFF IS 39%. STUART: OKAY, AVERAGE 39%.>>CORRECT. STUART: IF I BUY CHINESE-MADE KITCHEN CABINET I WILL PAY THROUGH THE NOSE FOR IT?>>YOU WILL PAY A FAIR PRICE FOR IT. STUART: BUT YOU WILL BE PRICE COMPETITIVE BECAUSE YOU MAKE IN AMERICA?>>YEAH. YOU KNOW ALL OF THESE KITCHEN CABINET COMPANIES ARE LIKE THE FURNITURE COMPANIES. THEY’RE LOCATED IN ALL RURAL AREAS IN THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA. THESE PEOPLE DEPEND ON THESE JOBS. MASSACRE WOODCRAFT, WE’RE IN MARSHALL, TEXAS, ABOUT 25,000 PEOPLE. THERE IS ANOTHER KITCHEN CABINET COMPANY THERE. BETWEEN THE TWO OF US WE EMPLOY OVER 1000 PEOPLE. WAY I LOOK AT IT, FOUR PEOPLE TO A FAMILY. WE’RE LOOKING AT COUPLE THOUSAND PEOPLE THAT DEPEND ON US TO STAY IN BUSINESS. SO YOU KNOW, IT IS ABOUT 20% OF OUR POPULATION. STUART: OKAY. I GOT IT. WAIT A SECOND, I’VE NOT BOUGHT KITCHEN CABINETS IN QUITE SOME TIME ACTUALLY.>>THEY’RE WELL-MADE IN AMERICA. STUART: BACK IN THE DAY WHEN I WAS BUYING THEM, ROSE WOOD, CHERRY WOOD, DARK WOOD, ALL THE RAGE. THAT WAS THE FASHION. WHAT IS IT NOW?>>WELL TODAY, A LOT OF FASHION IS THESE THERMAL FOLD DOORS. THERE ARE A LOT OF WOOD DOORS THAT FASHION. STUART: THERMAL FOLD?>>THERMAL FOLD IS TYPE OF VINYL THAT IS SUBSTRATE WE USE TO MAKE DOORS. STUART: YOU’RE NOT BUILDING WITH WOOD?>>YEAH, WE BUILD A LARGE PERCENTAGE WITH WOOD DOORS. STUART: I’M A TREE FARMER. I GROW BLACK CHERRY. I GROW HARDWOOD RED OAK. THAT GOES INTO KITCHEN CABINETS.>>THAT GOES INTO KITCHEN CABINETS. STUART: YOU’RE NOT USING MY WOOD? YOU GO WITH PLASTIC. ASHLEY: HERE WE GO.>>WE USE SOME OF EACH. 70% OF OUR PRODUCT HAS SOLID WOOD IN IT, YES.

100 thoughts on “Trump cracks down on China, imposes tariffs on Chinese kitchen cabinets

  • Working as an OSHA inspector in California I discovered that the Chinese manufactured stainless and harden steel bolts were incorrectly rated. Some of these bolts failed almost costing the lives of American workers. These bolts were used for supporting window cleaning/bldg, maintenance systems/baskets. When you are hanging in the air 40 FLOORS up…you want the properly rated equipment. China fakes the ratings to undercut our manufactures providing a criminally inferior product. I spent weeks replacing the chinese crap. Most of these bolts were cracked or stripped from being over stressed. CHEAP CRAP SOLD TO AMERICANS- RISKING PEOPLE'S LIVES!

  • Well let's hope China counters by putting more on farm goods that's what will hurt our economy the most so here's hoping they do and that and go out of the way to buy Chinese goods

  • Let the Chinese buy their own kitchen cabinets. Products should be purchased s by our own unless we canโ€™t get a particular product in our country.

  • KEEP STRONG PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP. CHINA IS NOT OUR FRIEND. MAKE THEM DO FARE TRADE. BUT KEEP AND EYE ON THEM. THEY ARE SNAKES….. NOT REAL DRAGONS.

  • Just look at what can get ACCOMPLISHED when a President doesn't vacation for 8 months out of each year ! No licking ice cream cones for photo opportunities for President Donald J. TRUMP. He's too busy ! We're seeing the difference between a Community Organizer and a successful business man ! Love it ! KEEP AMERICA GREAT 2020 and beyond !

  • Trump is calling on China to investigate on creepy Joe Biden, in the same time he's charging tariffs hahahaha yeah really?

  • Idk, i think we should buy cabinets from China, but the only reason we should slap tariffs is to weaken China because they are the eminent threat

  • The American consumer is not hurt by having an option to buy cheap cabinets. I'm saying this as a cabinetmaker here in Texas. These tariffs are just gonna allow us to raise our prices and pad our bottom line…

  • Democrats/Communist sold American jobs to China and only President Trump wants them back …Thanks President Trump !!!!!

  • That's a good thing. Why would anyone think this is a bad thing?
    Stop things like this from being imported so we can make them here. It makes no since to pay for inferior products to be shipped across the globe when we have makers right here. Stop the dumb imports so more businesses can open up and the current business can expand and hire more people

  • It's time for tariffs on fentanyl. You can now buy counterfeit currency and coins from China. All cargo containers from China should be inspected.

  • The most unintelligent president in US history. Trump doesnโ€™t understand trade a bit. We need products and equipments. We buy all American made? That costs us fortune. Red states donโ€™t produce anything. If keep pushing tariff bs US GDP will decline. Donโ€™t forget we are in $21 trillion debt. You idiots probably donโ€™t understand what the debt is costing us.

  • …. expect to pay more for his cabinets now that trump raised the pay of foreign goods ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • I think this is awesome and should've been done a long time ago! But, then again, if Clinton hadn't granted China free trade statis we wouldn't have needed to and wouldn't be in a trade war in the first place.

  • Ha ha kitchen cabinetry and it's not just me laughing๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€โ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ’€โ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ’€โ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ’€โ˜ ๏ธโ˜ ๏ธ

  • American made cabinets have always been the most solid, resilient, and innovative. This isn't like a smartphone you're just going to toss in a year, you need a cabinet that will last longer than your house.

  • Wow, good move from POTUS45. China has used western countries far too long dumping cheap trinkets on the people.
    From experience, I would strongly recommend buying America-made products, they last much longer and if you consider the frequent replacement cost of these cheap Chinese trinkets, you wind up way on top buying American products.

  • Need tariffs on food (including dog food) from China. Their idea of acceptable adulturants is ghastly. Prefer wood doors…

  • CHINA IS AT WAR WITH AMERICA ALWAYS HAS BEEN STRANGE WE LOST THAT CLARITY! THEY DUMP DRUGS, BAD FOOD MILK RUGS CARPET( millions & millions of tiny fibers spilling into your lungs, check that door mat, mattress, rug folks!) ALL DESIGNED TO HARM USA WEAKEN US & USE GREED AS THE LINCHPIN ..THANK GOD FOR TRUMP HE SEES IT ALL HAS ENOUGH & WON ENOUGH IN BUSINESS & SEE'S CLEARLY THE ENTIRE PICTURE.

  • Ha Ha! Probably, the Chinese place microchips in the cabinets to spy on US citizens and then use AI algorithms, to sort out the important people, to see if they can bribe or blackmail? Nyuck Nyuck! For me, Xi's use of "1st strike hypersonic weapons" is a Deal Breaker for me, because, seriously, they have indicated that they really want to wipe out their biggest customer, the US, and not merely financially.

  • And let me guess made in America cabinets product just went up in price! ๐Ÿ˜‚ and ask why China is needed? Ask wallmart theyll explained it well!

  • China's negotiation with Joe Biden: "We give you lifetime supply of angel hair pomodoro, caprese salad, and raspberry sorbet with biscotti & you give us whole kitchen cabinet industry!" Joe; "Done! Bleep America. Can't be that many Americans employed making kitchen cabinets anyhow. Bleep 'em."

  • ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ BIG LOT'S sells a nice wooden TABLE SET from CHINA ๐Ÿ˜  that you have to DRILL NEW HOLES for CUSHIONS ๐Ÿ˜  assembling was a DISASTER!!!!๐Ÿ˜ 

  • Hurry Big Socialist Government!!! Protect me!!! I demand it!!!๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  • Make America is Good quality ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ.Asia country is Love Love use America products in America

  • I once bought SLIPPERS from CHINA at Swap meet for $5.00, very cute and packaged in CHINA ๐Ÿ˜ . I opened the bag in my home and immediately threw the bag and slippers out the door. It SMELLED like CHEMICALS ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท

  • so World and at least China should fuckn throw all American Kohler and AS stuffs which is 50 Billion worth so american looses

  • Wonderful news! America under Trumpโ€™s administration, is bringing back the jobs! Trump is making America great again, like he promised he would!

  • Trade 101:

    Make and produce what you CAN make and produce

    Import what you CANT make and produce

    Follow that and everything else will balance out

  • Great now can we get help in the beauty industry. Hair products and nail products. We Black American women can't open beauty supply stores with China locking out vendors who don't speak their language. I shouldn't and don't want to be buying hair grease from people who don't use it.

  • I boycott China! Every time I go to a Chinese restaurant I wonโ€™t order moo goo gai pan ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Why should a US worker have to compete with workers from countries that donโ€™t have environmental laws (or they donโ€™t enforce them), donโ€™t have worker safety laws (or donโ€™t enforce them), donโ€™t have unions, donโ€™t have wage and hour laws, etc.? Nobody talks about this. And also, why donโ€™t we couple trade with human rights anymore?

  • Mr. Trump will with sanctions, tarifs, or bombings is making sure that US ditches itself into dung yard of modern day history.
    I never expected such a beauty female regiment marching, even Hollywood cannot put together such a display…Peking is proud and justly so, in a year or two, Chinese family will be having on its wealth list more than one in USA…and quality goods are sold now in China, Europe and elsewhere, Americans cannot afford such an luxurity any more…

  • I hope Trump puts restrictions on Chinese businesses and corporations like the Chinese do to everyone else. It's grossly unfair, not good in terms of a healthy global trade.

  • Trump running the US economy more and more like communism command capitalism.
    "Free markets" means, let the customers buy what they want, that's no business of US presidents or Congress.

  • Made in USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • Latino's support President TRUMP ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • Chinese maple wood cabinetry were cheap craps, it broke within a month; the faucet didn't can't even last on day 1 the turn knob can fall apart right when you use it, wasting my money on my new kitchen.

  • we stockpile cheap chinese products and leave nothing to our children, no collection of antiques, no furniture or anything, it's all throw-away crap, it either breaks or isn't worth keeping, you pay low prices and you get disposable products, and it all goes to landfills which eventually leach into our water supplies, plastic is everywhere by the way, even on top of mountains, particles in everything, it literally rains plastic, definitely be careful about the stuff you buy your children

  • I think first we need to look at why china has to charge us Tariffs. When they have joe Biden and his son flying there on air-force 2 and Biden's son comes back with dad and a billion dollars for his gang of Whitey bulger's nephew and john kerry's step son. Heck no telling what obama and hillary charge them if Biden gets over a billion

  • I owned a small custom cabinet shop around the turn of the century building high end cabinetry for mostly wealthy clients. But when the housing bubble burst, even those people when over to the cheaper made Chinese products to save a few bucks. Literally put me and many more small shops out of business. Though it's too late for me, I'm glad our President is addressing this issue. Buy American whenever you can, you help feed a fellow American family.

  • "I'm a free trader" but I want punitive tariffs on imports.
    Maybe someone could buy this man a dictionary – free traders are opposed to tariffs. Only socialists want protectionist tariffs; let the market decide.

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