Mattress antidumping rates on 12 countries hit Slovenia hardest at 744.81%

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the mattress antidumping petition against 12 countries, leveling the highest rate on goods from Slovenia.

The rates range from a low of 10.74% on mattresses imported from Spain to a high of 744.81% for products from Slovenia. A countervailing duty investigation on mattresses imported from Indonesia is running concurrent with this action.

Initiated in July, the petition was filed by Brooklyn Bedding, Carpenter Co., Corsicana Mattress Co., Future Foam Inc., FXI Inc., Kolcraft Enterprises, Leggett & Platt Inc., Serta Simmons Bedding Inc., Southerland Inc. and Tempur Sealy International, along with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the United Steel, Paper And Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO.

The filing prompted a number of ccompanies in Mexico, including Artaban and Kuka, to establish manufacturing facilities in Texas.

Here are the preliminary for the other countries:

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, 217.38%
  • Bulgaria, 106.27%
  • Burma, 181.71%
  • India, 23.28%, except two companies are listed with 42.76%
  • Italy, 257.06%
  • Kosovo, 62.51%, except Nisco Thailand is listed at 344.7%
  • Mexico, 41.29%, except two companies – Wendy Colchones S.A. and GAIM Regiomontana at 61.97%
  • The Philippines at 538.23%
  • Poland at 330.71%
  • In Spain, Interplasp Fabrica de Espuma de Poliuretano is listed at 280.28%.

According to the Commerce Department, these preliminary rates could change for the final determination.

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