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On September 18, 2018,  Petitioners 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 a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of mattresses from the People’s Republic of China.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The scope of this petition covers mattresses from China. For purposes of this petition, the term “mattress” denotes an assembly of materials that generally includes a “core” as well as “upholstery” and/or “ticking.” The scope of this petition is restricted to only “adult mattresses” and “youth mattresses,” but broadly encompasses all types of “innerspring mattresses,” “non-innerspring mattresses,” and “hybrid mattresses.”

Mattresses covered by the scope of this petition may be sold independently or as part of furniture (e.g., convertible sofa bed mattresses, comer group mattresses, day-bed mattresses, rollaway bed mattresses, high risers, trundle bed mattresses, crib mattresses), or as part of a set in combination with a “mattress foundation.”

Excluded from the scope of this petition are “futon” mattresses.  For purposes of this petition, a “futon mattress” denotes a mattress with a tuft that goes completely through the mattress from the top through to the bottom, and which does not contain innersprings or foam.

Also excluded from the scope are airbeds (including inflatable mattresses) and waterbeds, which consist of air- or liquid-filled bladders as the core or main support system of the mattress.

The products subject to this petition are currently properly classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule for the United States (“HTSUS”) 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. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this petition is dispositive.

PETITIONERS

Coriscanna Mattress Company
1420 W Mockingbird Lane
Dallas TX 75247

Elite Comfort Solutions
24 Herring Road
Newnan GA 30265

Future Foam Inc.
1610 Avenue “N”
Council Bluffs IA 51501

FXI Inc.
Rose Tree Corporate Center II
Media PA 19063

Innocor, Inc.
200 Schulz Drive
Red Bank NJ 07701

Kolcraft Enterprises Inc.
1100 West Monroe Street
Chicago IL 60607

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated
1 Leggett Road
Carthage MO 64836

Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC
3560 Lenox Road, Suite 1100
Atlanta GA 30326

Tempur Sealy International, Inc.
1000 Tempur Way
Lexington KY 40511

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

Yohai Baisburd
Cassidy Levy Kent
900 19th Street NW
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

China: 267.60% – 1,777.01%

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS

For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

For an estimated schedule of this proceeding, please see Attachment III

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

2015 2016 2017 2017 Jan-Jun 2018 Jan-Jun
China
Volume (Units) 1,446,118 1,825,675 4,606,465 1,554,113 2,039,429
Value (LDP $) 155,905,826 189,014,400 474,558,144 161,111,772 202,951,981
AUV ($/KG) 107.81 103.53 103.02 103.67 99.51

CONTACT US

For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.