Washington, DC – The US Department of Trade has announced preliminary antidumping tariffs on mattresses imported from seven countries. The rates range from 2.6% on mattresses from Indonesia, to 990% on mattresses supplied by several companies in Vietnam.
Mattresses from Thai companies Nisco and Saffron Living will be hit by 763% tariffs, while the rate for all other Thai suppliers will be 573%. Cambodian mattresses face a 253% tariff, while the rate is 43.9% for Malaysian mattresses.
At the lower end of the scale, the tariff for Turkish products is 20.0%. Mattresses from the seventh country, Serbia, will be charged at 13.6%.
‘I think these cases, which will conclude in early 2021, will have a significant impact on the market, but numbers will change before then,’ said Ryan Trainer, president of the US International Sleep Products Association and Mattress Recycling Council (MRC).
Trainer was speaking at the Polyurethane Foam Association’s Fall meeting, which was held virtually.