Washington, DC – The US International Trade Commission (USTIC) believes there is a ‘reasonable indication’ that the domestic mattress industry is being hit by dumped Chinese products.
The Department of Commerce’s antidumping duty investigation continues. The preliminary determination is due to be published at the end of February.
The commission's decision is in response to a petition filed in September by nine US mattress companies: Corsicana Mattress, Elite Comfort Solutions, Future Foam, FXI, Innocor, Kolcraft Enterprises, Leggett & Platt, Serta Simmons and Tempur Sealy International.
USITC states that there are currently 357 producers of mattresses in the US. They make nearly 17 m mattresses worth $4.5 bn/ year. A further 6m units/year are imported, with a value of $781 m, predominantly from China.