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Mattresses from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

April 21, 2021
News Release 21-057
Inv. No. 701-TA-645 and 731-TA-1495-1501 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Mattresses from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of mattresses from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of China.

Chair Jason E. Kearns, Vice Chair Randolph J. Stayin, and Commissioners David S. Johanson, Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam and a countervailing duty order on imports of this product from China.

The Commission’s public report Mattresses from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-645 and 731-TA-1495-1501 (Final), USITC Publication 5191, May 2021) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by May 24, 2021; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Mattresses from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-645 and 731-TA-1495-1501 (Final)

Product Description:  In the industry, the term "mattress" generally means a resilient material or combination of materials generally enclosed by ticking that is intended or promoted for sleeping upon by people. Mattresses generally consist of (1) a core, (2) upholstery material, and (3) ticking. The core provides the main support system of the mattress. The core may consist of innersprings, non‐innerspring materials (e.g., foam), other resilient filling, or a combination of these materials.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Final countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners:  Brooklyn Bedding, Phoenix, AZ; Corsicana Mattress Co., Dallas, TX; Elite Comfort Solutions, Newnan, GA; FXI, Inc., Media, PA; Innocor, Inc., Media, PA; Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc., Chicago, IL; Leggett & Platt, Inc., Carthage, MO; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Washington, DC; and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL‐CIO, Washington, DC.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
4.   USITC Hearing Date:  Thursday, March 18, 2021.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, May 10, 2021.

U.S. Industry in 2019:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  53.
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
3.   Production and related workers:  12,724.
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  $5.3 billion.
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption: [1] 
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption: 1 

U.S. Imports in 2019:

1.   Subject imports:  $794.4 million.
2.   Nonsubject imports: 1
3.   Leading import sources:  China, Vietnam, Mexico, Indonesia.

 

[1] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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