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Preliminary Determination in Countervailing Duty Investigation of Mattresses from China

Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Mattresses from China

On August 31, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of mattresses from China.

Country Company Subsidy Rates
China Healthcare Co. Ltd [1] 97.78% [2]
Kewei Furniture Co Ltd [1] 97.78% [2]
Megafeat Bedding Co Ltd [1] 97.78% [2]
Zinus Xiamen [1] 97.78% [2]
All Other Producers/Exporters 97.78%

[1] Mandatory Respondent
[2] Rate was assigned is based on facts available with an adverse inference

Event CVD Investigation
Petition Filed March 31, 2020
DOC Initiation Date April 20, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determination May 15, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determination August 31, 2020
DOC Final Determination January 11, 2021
ITC Final Determination February 25, 2021
Issuance of Order [1] March 4, 2021


[1]This will take place on in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the ITC.
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Act.

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
China Volume (Number of Mattresses) 727 3,582 1,688,440
Value (USD) $64,401 $294,299 $166,639,343

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) (Subheadings: 9404.21.0010, 9404.21.0013, 9404.29.1005, 9404.29.1013, 9404.29.9085, and 9404.29.9087).

The petitioners are Corsicana Mattress Company (Dallas, TX), Elite Comfort Solutions (Newman, GA), Future Foam, Inc. (Council Bluffs, IA), FXI, Inc. (Media, PA), Innocor, Inc. (Red Bank, NJ), Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc. (Chicago, IL), Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (Carthage, MO), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Washington, DC), and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO (Washington, DC).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of preliminary FAQs.

Additional case information including the scope of the investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case number: C-570-128.

In December 2019, Commerce issued an AD order on mattresses from China. Commerce currently maintains 538 antidumping duty (AD) and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade. Since the beginning of the Trump administration, Commerce has initiated 286 new AD and CVD investigations – a 267 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.