ITC votes another 5 years on antidumping duties
January 10, 2017,
WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to keep antidumping duties on Chinese made wooden bedroom furniture in place for another five years.
The Jan. 10 vote followed a sunset review process that took place in 2016 to determine whether or not revoking the antidumping order would lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to domestic wood bedroom furniture manufacturers. Injury in this case includes financial losses or layoffs due to competition from unfairly priced imports.
The duties are assigned to Chinese factories and paid by importers of record of the subject merchandise.
Those ITC commissioners who voted in favor of keeping the duties in place include Chairman Irving A. Williamson, Vice Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Meredith M. Broadbent, F. Scott Kieff and Rhonda K. Schmidtlein. Commissioner Dean A. Pinkert did not participate in the review.
For more, see the Jan. 16 print edition of Furniture Today.