DOC Releases Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations


The U.S. Department of Commerce has released its preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of mattresses imported from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Burma, India, Italy, Kosovo, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and Taiwan. The preliminary dumping margins range from 10.74% to 744.81%, depending on the country and the exporter or producer from a given country.  

The country-specific preliminary dumping margins (and corresponding antidumping duty rates) are as follows: 

Country Preliminary Antidumping Duty Rates 
Bosnia & Herzegovina All exporters/producers: 217.38%
Bulgaria All exporters/producers: 106.27%
Burma All exporters/producers: 181.71%
India– International Comfort Technologies Private Limited; Sheela Foam Limited: 42.76%* 
– Raj Majal Fabrics: 42.76%* 
– Varahamurti Flexirub Industries Private Limited; Amore International, Durfi Retail Private Limited; Springfit Marketing INC: 23.28% 
– All other exporters/producers: 23.28%
ItalyAll exporters/producers: 257.06% 
Kosovo– Ventius International LLC: 62.51% 
– Nisco Thailand Co., Ltd.: 344.70%* 
– All other exporters/producers: 62.51% 
Mexico – Ureblock S.A. de C.V. / Espumas de Oriente S.A. de C.V.: 41.29% 
– GAIM Regiomontana SA De CV: 61.97%* 
– Wendy Colchones S.A. de C.V.: 61.97%* 
– All other exporters/producers: 41.29% 
Philippines All exporters/producers: 538.23% 
Poland All exporters/producers: 330.71% 
Slovenia All exporters/producers: 744.81% 
Spain– Healthcare Foam, S.L. Unipersonal / Comotex Sistemas Del Descanso, S.L. Unipersonal: 10.74% 
– Interplasp Fabrica de Espuma de Poliuretano: 280.28% 
– All other exporters/producers: 10.74*
Taiwan All exporters/producers: 624.25% 

DOC’s preliminary antidumping determinations will go into effect once its preliminary determinations are published in the Federal Register, which is expected to occur within approximately five to seven business days. At that time, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will suspend liquidation of all future entries of mattresses imported from these countries and will collect from the U.S. importer of record cash deposits of estimated antidumping duties in the amounts noted above.  

These investigations commenced after 10 U.S. mattress manufacturers and two unions representing workers at U.S. mattress plants filed antidumping petitions with both DOC and the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 28, 2023, alleging that imports of mattresses from the above countries were being sold in the United States at unfair prices and were causing material injury to the U.S. mattress industry. (On the same day, the petitioners also filed a countervailing duty petition on mattresses from Indonesia. On Dec. 27, 2023, DOC found Indonesia was providing unfair subsidies to its mattress producers at only de minimis levels. As a result, DOC imposed no countervailing duties on imports of mattresses from Indonesia.)  

DOC formally initiated its investigations on Aug. 17, 2023, and the USITC announced the results of its preliminary affirmative injury determinations in these cases on Sept. 11, 2023.  

DOC will accept legal and factual comments from interested parties concerning these preliminary determinations. Based on those comments, DOC will decide in its final antidumping duty determinations whether to raise or lower the above antidumping duty margins. 

ISPA will continue to monitor these proceedings closely and provide updates. 

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