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Summary Of Anti-dumping Investigation Concerning Mattresses

By 29 April, 2020October 26th, 2021No Comments

SUMMARY OF ANTI-DUMPING INVESTIGATION CONCERNING MATTRESSES

As of April 20, 2020, the Department of Commerce (DOC) initiates Anti-dumping (AD) investigation concerning mattresses that originate from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, the Republic of Turkey (Turkey), and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). Some of the main contents of the notice are as follows:

1. Petitioner, Respondent

– Petitioner: Brooklyn Bedding, Corsicana Mattress Company, Elite Comfort Solutions, Fxi, Inc., Innocor, Inc., Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, Afl-Cio.

– Respondent: Producers/Exporters of mattresses include 8 companies from Cambodia, 12 companies from Indonesia, 21 companies from Malaysia, 12 companies from Sebria, 19 companies from Thailand, 29 companies from Turkey and 10 companies from Vietnam.

2. Period of investigation (POI)

– Vietnam: From July 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 (Vietnam is considered to be a non-market economy)

– Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand and Turkey: From January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

3. Subject products

  • Subject products:

– All types of youth and adult mattresses include “innerspring mattresses”, “non-innerspring mattresses”, and “hybrid mattresses”

– Origin: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam

  • Excluded subject products:

– Futon mattresses;

– Airbeds;

– Furniture that is convertible from seating to sleeping, regardless of filler material or components;

– Any products covered by the existing AD duty orders on uncovered innerspring units from China or Vietnam;

– Bassinet pads with a nominal length of less than 39 inches, a nominal width less than 25 inches, and a nominal depth of less than 2 inches;

– Mattress toppers.

  • HTS code:

9404.21.0010, 9404.21.0013, 9404.29.1005, 9404.29.1013, 9404.29.9085, and 9404.29.9087 or 9404.21.0095, 9404.29.1095, 9404.29.9095, 9401.40.0000, and 9401.90.5081

4. Surrogate Value

DOC preliminarily selects Surrogate Value of India as a basis for calculating production costs of mattresses from Vietnam. However, interested parties are eligible to submit comments regarding selection of Surrogate Value within 30 days before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination.

5. Allegation of dumping margin 

Vietnam 481.72 – 989.90%
Cambodia 326.49 – 675.83 %
Indonesia 213.44 – 429.74 %
Malaysia 42.92 %
Serbia 57.37 – 183.16%
Thailand 414.77 – 763.28%
Turkey 267.55 – 609.51%

6.Proceeding procedures

Procedure

Due date

Comments on the Scope of Investigation and Product Characteristics 5:00 p.m ET on May 11, 2020.
Rebuttal comments 5:00 p.m. ET on May 21, 2020.
Submission of Q&V questionnaire 5:00 PM ET on May 6, 2020
DOC’s Decision regarding respondent selection May 10, 2020 (within 20 days of publication of initiation)
Questionnaire for mandatory respondent After May 6, 2020
Preliminary Determinations by the ITC May 15, 2020 (within 45 days after the date on which the AD Petitions were filed)
Submission of separate-rate application May 20, 2020 (within 30 days after publication of initiation)
Comment on Surrogate Value August 9, 2020 (within 30 days before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination)
Preliminary Determination by DOC 8/9/2020 September 8, 2020 (within 140 days after publication of initiation)
Final Determination 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination (or 135 days in case of extension)

Viet Nam International Law Firm

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