WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted once more to keep antidumping duties on Chinese-made wooden bedroom furniture in place for another five years.
The ITC said it determined that revoking the existing anti-dumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from China would likely lead to a continuation of material injury. In this case, material injury means financial losses or layoffs due to competition from unfairly priced imports.
The order aims to address Chinese unfair pricing tactics, which price goods below the cost of materials - a violation of international trade laws. The ITC has voted in favor of the order twice now.
The duties are assigned to Chinese factories and paid by importers of record of the subject merchandise.
Many American wooden bedroom furniture manufacturers, including Ashley Furniture, Ethan Allen, Vaughan-Bassett, Stickley, and Stanley, have taken the issue to the Supreme Court.