November 21, 2008
News Release 08-114
Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1141-1142 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of uncovered innerspring units from South Africa and Vietnam that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the Department of Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of uncovered innerspring units from South Africa and Vietnam.

The Commission's public report Uncovered Innerspring Units from South Africa and Vietnam (Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1141-1142 (Final), USITC Publication 4051, November 2008) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies may be obtained after December 15, 2008, by emailing, calling 202- 205-2000, or writing to the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202-205-2104.

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Uncovered Innerspring Units from South Africa and Vietnam
Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1141-1142 (Final)

Product Description:
The products covered by these investigations are all uncovered innerspring units suitable for use as the innerspring component in the manufacture of innerspring mattresses, including mattresses that incorporate a foam encasement around the innerspring. The merchandise subject to this investigation is properly classified in statistical reporting number 9404.29.9010 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). Uncovered innersprings also have been imported under statistical reporting numbers 9404.10.0000, 7326.20.0070, 7320.20.5010, and 7320.90.5010.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigation: Final antidumping.
2. Petitioner: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, Carthage, Missouri.
3. Investigations instituted by USITC: December 31, 2007.
4. Hearing: October 22, 2008.
5. USITC vote: November 21, 2008.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce: December 4, 2008.

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of U.S. firms involved in production of uncovered innerspring units in 2008: 8.
2. Production occurs at 35 U.S. plants, led by 4 in North Carolina and 3 each in Georgia,
   Texas, and Wisconsin.
3. Employment of production and related workers: (1)
4. U.S. producers' shipments in 2007: (1)
5. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2007: 20,907 units, valued at $557.6 million.
6. Ratio of quantity of total shipments of imports to apparent U.S. consumption in 2007: (1)

U.S. Imports:

1. Quantity of subject imports in 2007: (1)
2. Value of subject imports in 2007: (1)

(1) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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