DOC announces annual administrative review of uncovered innerspring units
November 8, 2017,
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce announced it is conducting its annual administrative review of shipments of uncovered innerspring units from China.
The review covers shipments made to the U.S. market from Feb. 1, 2016, to Jan. 31, 2017. The purpose of the audit is to determine whether Chinese manufacturers of these products should receive a higher, lower or equivalent duty compared to their current rate.
The merchandise subject to the order includes uncovered innerspring units composed of a series of individual metal springs joined together in sizes corresponding to the sizes of mattresses, ranging from twin and full size mattresses to California king and king sized mattresses. It also applies to units used in smaller units such as crib and other youth mattresses.
As part of this review, the DOC has assigned a preliminary duty of 234.51% to PT Sunhere Buana International for the period. The agency said that the company failed to cooperate to the best of its ability during the initial phase of the review, which began in April of this year.
Lead petitioner Leggett & Platt submitted a request to the DOC in late February to conduct a review relating to PT Sunhere’s exports and the exports of another company called Jietai Machinery Ltd. The DOC said it is rescinding the review of Jietai Machinery’s exports.
Interested parties that wish to submit case briefs regarding the review should do so no more than 30 days after the Nov. 7 publication of the review notice in the Federal Register. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing on the matter also have 30 days to do so from the Nov. 7 publication date. The request should be made to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20230.
The DOC said it plans to issue the final results of the review within four months.
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