Chinese Bedroom Furniture Assessed 216% Antidumping Duty

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 02/06/2013 4:07PM

 

Chinese bedroom furniture, Kinwai WASHINGTON - The Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary antidumping duty of 216.01% on Chinese wooden bedroom furniture shipped to the United States between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011.

According to the Federal Register document, Chinese residential furniture manufacturers facing the 216.01% antidumping margin include: Shanghai Maoji Import and Export Corp. Ltd; Dongguan Huansheng Furniture Co., Ltd; Alexandre International Corp.: Southern Art Development Ltd.; Alexandre Furniture (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.; Southern Art Furniture Factory; Billy Wood Industrial (Dong Guan) Co., Ltd.; Great Union Industrial (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.; Time Faith Ltd.; Dongying Huanghekou Furniture Industry Co., Ltd.; Sheng Jing Wood Products (Beijing) Co., Ltd.; and Telstar Enterprises Ltd.

Three companies were determined by the DOC to be eligible for a separate tariff rate of 41.75. Those Chinese manufacturers were: Baigou Crafts Factory of Fengkai, Foliot Furniture Inc./Muebles Foliot Inc. and Hualing Furniture (China) Co. Ltd., which includes Tony House Manufacture, Buysell Investments Ltd. and Tony House Industries.

It was in 2003 that a group of U.S. furniture manufacturers banned together as the American Furniture Manufacturers Committee for Legal Trade and filed what would be a successful antidumping petition against the People's Republic of China for wooden bedroom furniture. The ITC voted in 2010 to extend the antidumping duties by another five years.

The affected furniture is covered under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheadings of: 9403.50.9042, 9403.50.9045, 9403.50.9080, 9403.50.9041, 9403.60.8081, 9403.20.0018, 9403.90.8041, 7009.92.1000 or 7009.92.5000.

To read the Federal Register notice, click here

 

About the Author

Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory (RedBookOnline.com). She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at kkoenig@woodworkingnetwork.com or Google+.

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