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U.S. Launches New AD Probe on Mattresses

The United States on 18 September initiated an antidumping duty investigation of mainland Chinese mattresses classified under HTSUS 9404.21.0010, 9404.21.0013, 9404.29.1005, 9404.29.1013, 9404.29.9085, 9404.29.9087, 9404.21.0095, 9404.29.1095 and 9404.29.9095. The scope of this proceeding includes only adult mattresses and youth mattresses but broadly encompasses all types of innerspring mattresses, non-innerspring mattresses and hybrid mattresses. Subject merchandise may be sold independently, as part of furniture (e.g., convertible sofa bed mattresses, 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.

Excluded from the scope are futon mattresses, that is, a mattress with a tuft that goes completely through the mattress from the top through to the bottom and which does not contain innersprings or foam. Also excluded 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.

As of this writing, the U.S. International Trade Commission had not yet announced a schedule for this investigation.

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