WASHINGTON – The U.S. International Trade Commission will hold a hearing here on March 18, 2021, as part of the final phase of its antidumping and countervailing duty investigation on mattresses imported into the U.S. from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.
The investigation thus far has preliminarily determined these products are being imported from these countries and sold in the U.S. at less than fair value.
Those wanting to participate in the final phase of this investigation must file what an “entry of appearance” with the Secretary to the Commission no later than 21 days before the March 18 hearing. Those who previously filed a request during the preliminary phase of the investigation need not file an additional notice of appearance for the final phase.
A prehearing staff report on the final phase of the investigation will be available in the nonpublic record on March 4, and a public version will be issued sometime later.
The deadline for filing prehearing briefs is March 11, and the deadline for filing post hearing briefs is March 25.
The March 18 hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the ITC building at 500 E Street SW, Washington, D.C. Those who wish to appear at the hearing should file a request in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before March 12. All parties who wish to appear and make oral presentations at the hearing should also attend a prehearing conference scheduled for 9:30 a.m., March 16.
For additional information on the schedule and the scope of the investigation, click here.
I’m Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.