WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday concluded that U.S. industry is materially injured by Chinese-made mattresses that are sold at less than fair value, paving the way for the U.S. Commerce Department to impose anti-dumping duties.
The commission said in a statement it made a negative finding regarding critical circumstances regarding the mattress imports, which meant that such imports would not be subject to retroactive anti-dumping duties.
It said a full report would be published by Dec. 30.
The Commerce Department in May said it had determined that Chinese-made mattresses were being dumped in the U.S. market at less than fair value, and that it would impose preliminary anti-dumping duties, ranging from 57% up to 1,731%.
In 2017, the United States imported $436.5 million in Chinese-made mattresses, the Commerce Department said. The duties cover adult mattresses ranging from twin to California king size and crib or youth mattresses.
Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Nick Zieminski