ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Sep 2018
The petition was filed by a coalition of eight firms.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
https://www.usitc.gov/3343.htm and https://www.usitc.gov/investigations/701731/2018/mattresses_china/preliminary.htm and https://usitc.gov/press_room/news_release/2018/er1101ll1029.htm and https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2019/05/us-department-commerce-issues-affirmative-preliminary-antidumping-1 and https://enforcement.trade.gov/download/factsheets/factsheet-prc-mattresses-ad-final-101819.pdf and https://usitc.gov/press_room/news_release/2019/er1119ll1192.htm
On September 18, 2018 a coalition of mattress producers (i.e., Corsicana Mattress Company, Elite Comfort Solutions, Future Foam Inc., FXI, Inc., Innocor, Inc., Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC, and Tempur Sealy International, Inc.) filed petitions seeking the imposition of antidumping duties on mattresses from China. The products subject to this petition are currently properly classifiable under HTS subheadings 9404.21.0010, 9404.21.0013, 9404.29.1005, 9404.29.1013, 9404.29.9085, and 9404.29.9087. Products subject to this petition may also enter under HTS US subheadings 9404.21.0095, 9404.29.1095, and 9404.29.9095.
On November 1, 2018 the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of mattresses from China that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value.
On May 29, 2019 the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of imports of mattresses from China, finding that exporters from China have dumped mattresses in the United States at margins ranging from 38.56 to 1,731.75 percent. As a result of thedecisions, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of mattresses from China based on the preliminary rates noted above.
On October 18, 2019, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determination. Commerce assigned affirmative dumping rates of 57.03 percent and 192.04 percent to mandatory respondents Healthcare Co., Ltd. and Zinus Inc./Zinus Xiamen Inc./Zinus Zhangzhou Inc, respectively. Commerce assigned a dumping rate of 162.76 percent to all other Chinese exporters found to be eligible for a separate rate. Commerce assigned a China-wide rate of 1731.75 percent for all other producers and exports that did not cooperate in the investigation.
On November 19, 2019 the USITC determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of mattresses from China. As a result of the determination, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from China.