U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today issued a release concerning an antidumping duty investigation of mattresses imported from China.
As noted in the CBP release—CSMS #18-0000602—the U.S. Commerce Department earlier this week initiated what is referred to as a “less-than-fair-value duty investigation” on mattresses from China. The investigation covers all types of adult and youth mattresses (as defined).
Mattresses covered by the scope of this investigation may be imported independently, as part of furniture or furniture mechanisms (e.g., convertible sofa bed mattresses, corner group mattresses, day-bed mattresses, roll-away bed mattresses, high risers, trundle bed mattresses, crib mattresses), or as part of a set in combination with a “mattress foundation.” Only the mattress is covered by the scope if it is imported as part of furniture, with furniture mechanisms, or as part of a set in combination with a mattress foundation.
“Futon” mattresses and airbeds (including inflatable mattresses and waterbeds) are excluded from the scope of this investigation.
Comments in response to this investigation are due by 29 October 2018.
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