DOC extends review of 2010 antidumping duties
Thomas Russell -- Furniture Today, April 2, 2012
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce said it is extending its 2010 administrative review in the wooden bedroom furniture antidumping case by 60 days.
The annual review covers wooden bedroom furniture shipments made from China in 2010. It will determine whether producers should be assigned higher or lower duty rates than their initial cash deposit rates.
The duties are in place because the U.S. government has determined the Chinese producers are selling wooden bedroom to the U.S. market at below normal market values, a violation of international trade laws. They are meant to help level the playing field for U.S. producers that have suffered revenue and job losses as a result of the illegally priced imports.
The DOC originally issued the preliminary results of the 2010 review on Oct. 24 and planned to have the final results by March 22. However, due to the complexity of the review, it now says it will issue the final results by Aug. 20.