Washington, DC – The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined that the US mattress injury has been ‘materially injured’ by imports of mattresses from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. These are the seven countries on which the US Department of Trade imposed preliminary additional tariffs in November 2020.
The US Department of Commerce had already determined that these products are being sold in the US at less than fair value, and subsidised by the Chinese government.
Antidumping duty orders will be issued by the Department of Commerce, while a countervailing duty order will be placed on imports from China.
The investigation was carried out at the behest of seven US mattress manufacturers and two trades unions. In 2019, USITC said, 53 US companies, employing nearly 13,000 people, shipped $5.3bn of mattresses. Almost $800m of mattresses were imported, with the leading sources China, Vietnam, Mexico and Indonesia.
The Commission’s public report will be published on 24 May, and will be available on USITC’s website. It will contain the views of the Commission, and also information developed during its investigations.