On July 28, 2023, Brooklyn Bedding LLC; Carpenter Co., Corsicana Mattress Company; Future Foam, Inc.; FXI, Inc.; Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.; Leggett & Platt, Incorporated; Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC; Southerland, Inc.; Tempur Sealy International; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO (“USW”) (collectively, the “Mattress Petitioners”) filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on U.S. imports of mattresses from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burma, India, Italy, Kosovo, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, and Taiwan, as well as the imposition of countervailing duties on subsidized imports of mattresses from Indonesia.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The following language describes the imported merchandise that Mattress Petitioners intends to be included in the scope of these investigations:
The products covered by these petitions are all types of youth and adult mattresses. The
term “mattress” denotes an assembly of materials that at a minimum includes a “core,” which
provides the main support system of the mattress, and may consist of innersprings, foam, other
resilient filling, or a combination of these materials. Mattresses also may contain (1) “upholstery,” the material between the core and the top panel of the ticking on a single-sided
mattress, or between the core and the top and bottom panel of the ticking on a double-sided
mattress; and/or (2) “ticking,” the outermost layer of fabric or other material (e.g., vinyl) that
encloses the core and any upholstery, also known as a cover.
The scope of these petitions is restricted to only “adult mattresses” and “youth
mattresses.” “Adult mattresses” are frequently described as “twin,” “extra-long twin,” “full,”
“queen,” “king,” or “California king” mattresses. “Youth mattresses” are typically described as
“crib,” “toddler,” or “youth” mattresses. All adult and youth mattresses are included regardless
of size and size description.
The scope encompasses all types of “innerspring mattresses,” “non-innerspring
mattresses,” and “hybrid mattresses.” “Innerspring mattresses” contain innersprings, a series of
metal springs joined together in sizes that correspond to the dimensions of mattresses.
Mattresses that contain innersprings are referred to as “innerspring mattresses” or “hybrid
mattresses.” “Hybrid mattresses” contain two or more support systems as the core, such as layers of both memory foam and innerspring units.
“Non-innerspring mattresses” are those that do not contain any innerspring units. They
are generally produced from foams (e.g., polyurethane, memory (viscoelastic), latex foam, gel
infused viscoelastic (gel foam), thermobonded polyester, polyethylene) or other resilient filling.
Mattresses covered by the scope of these petitions may be imported independently, as
part of furniture or furniture mechanisms (e.g., convertible sofa bed mattresses, sofa bed
mattresses imported with sofa bed mechanisms, corner group mattresses, day-bed mattresses,
roll-away bed mattresses, high risers, trundle bed mattresses, crib mattresses), or as part of a set
(in combination with a “mattress foundation”). “Mattress foundations” are any base or support
for a mattress. Mattress foundations are commonly referred to as “foundations,” “boxsprings,”
“platforms,” and/or “bases.” Bases can be static, foldable, or adjustable. Only the mattress is
covered by the scope if imported as part of furniture, with furniture mechanisms, or as part of a
set, in combination with a mattress foundation.
Excluded from the scope of these petitions are “futon” mattresses. A “futon” is a bi-fold
frame made of wood, metal, or plastic material, or any combination thereof, that functions as
both seating furniture (such as a couch, love seat, or sofa) and a bed. A “futon mattress” is a
tufted mattress, where the top covering is secured to the bottom with thread that goes completely
through the mattress from the top through to the bottom, and it does not contain innersprings or
foam. A futon mattress is both the bed and seating surface for the futon.
Also excluded from the scope are airbeds (including inflatable mattresses) and waterbeds,
which consist of air- or liquid-filled bladders as the core or main support system of the mattress.
Also excluded is certain multifunctional furniture that is convertible from seating to
sleeping, regardless of filler material or components, where such filler material or components
are upholstered, integrated into the design and construction of, and inseparable from, the furniture framing, and the outermost layer of the multifunctional furniture converts into the
sleeping surface. Such furniture may, and without limitation, be commonly referred to as
“convertible sofas,” “sofabeds,” “sofa chaise sleepers,” “futons,” “ottoman sleepers,” or a like
Also excluded from the scope of these petitions are any products covered by the existing
antidumping duty orders on uncovered innerspring units from China, South Africa, and Vietnam.
See Uncovered Innerspring Units from the People’s Republic of China, South Africa, and
Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 84 Fed. Reg. 55285
(Oct. 16, 2019).
Also excluded from the scope of these orders are bassinet pads with a nominal length of
less than 39 inches, a nominal width of less than 25 inches, and a nominal depth of less than
Additionally, also excluded from the scope of these petitions are “mattress toppers.” A
“mattress topper” is a removable bedding accessory that supplements a mattress by providing an
additional layer that is placed on top of a mattress. Excluded mattress toppers have a height of
four inches or less.
The products subject to these petitions are currently classifiable under HTSUS
subheadings: 9404.21.0010, 9404.21.0013, 9404.21.0095, 9404.29.1005, 9404.29.1013,
9404.29.1095, 9404.29.9085, 9404.29.9087, 9404.29.9095. Products subject to these petitions
may also enter under HTSUS subheadings: 9401.41.0000, 9401.49.0000, and 9401.99.9081.
Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the
written description of the merchandise subject to these petitions is dispositive.
Brooklyn Bedding LLC; Carpenter Company; Corsicana Mattress Company; Future Foam Inc.; FXI, Inc.; Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc.; Leggett & Platt, Incorporated; Serta Simmons Bedding, Inc.; Southerland Inc.; Tempur Sealy International, Inc.;1 the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO (“USW”)
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
CASSIDY LEVY KENT (USA) LLP
+900 19TH Street, NW, Fourth Floor
Washington, DVC 20006
For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.
For a list of importers alleged by the Petitioner, please see Attachment II
|Petition Filed||July 28, 2023|
|DOC Initiation||August 17, 2023|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||August 11, 2023|
|Request to appear at hearing||August 16, 2023|
|Hearing||August 18, 2023|
|Briefs||August 23, 2023|
|ITC Vote||September 11, 2023|
|DOC Investigation Schedule:|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||January 4, 2024|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||March 19, 2024|
|DOC Preliminary Countervailing Determination||October 21, 2023|
|DOC Final Countervailing Determination||January 4, 2024|
|ITC Final Investigation:|
|ITC Final AD Determination||May 3, 2024|
|ITC Final CVD Determination||February 18, 2024|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGINS
Bosnia and Herzegovina: 321%
ALLEGED COUNTERVAILING DUTY MARGINS
Above de minimis
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE