WASHINGTON, DC - A group of 198 mostly Chinese firms and related companies is listed in an inquiry into imports of wood bedroom furniture in 2011 - believed to be the largest such inquiry ever. The move comes just as federal agencies announced plans to pursue more aggressive enforcement programs to combat dumping and restrictive tariffs under a new Executive Order issued yesterday.

Chinese wood bedroom Furniture Companies Listed in Feb. 29, 2012 Federal Register Dumping Case

Alexandre International *

Southern Art Development *

Alexandre Furniture (Shenzhen) Co* Southern Art Furniture Factory.*

• Art Heritage International*

Super Art Furniture Co., Ltd.*

Artwork Metal & Plastic Co.*

Jibson Industries Ltd.*

Always Loyal International*

• Baigou Crafts Factory of Fengkai*

• Billy Wood Industrial (Dong Guan) Co., Ltd.

* Great Union Industrial (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.*Time Faith Ltd.*

• Brother Furniture Manufacture

• C.F. Kent Co., Inc.

• C.F. Kent Hospitality, Inc.

• Champion Sun Industries Limited

• Changshu HTC Import & Export Co.*

• Cheng Meng Furniture*

Cheng Meng Decoration & Furniture (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.*

• Chuan Fa Furniture Factory*

• Clearwise Company Limited*

• COE Ltd.*

• Contact Co., Ltd.

• Creation Industries Co., Ltd.

• Dalian Huafeng Furniture Co., Ltd.*/ Dalian Huafeng Furniture Group Co., Ltd.*

• Decca Furniture Ltd.*

• Denny’s Furniture Associates

• Denny’s International Co.,

• Der Chang Wooden Works

• Der Cheng Furniture Co.,

• Dong Guan Golden Fortune

Houseware Co., Ltd.

• Dongguan BonTenFurniture*

• Dongguan Cambridge Furniture Co., Ltd.;* Glory Oceanic Co., Ltd.*

• Dongguan Chunsan Wood Products Co., Ltd.

• Dongguan Creation Furniture Co., Ltd.

• Dongguan Grand Style Furniture Co., Ltd.;* Hong Kong Da Zhi Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Dongguan Great Reputation Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Dongguan Haoshun Furniture Ltd.

• Dongguan Hero Way Woodwork Co., Ltd.;* Dongguan Da Zhong Woodwork Co., Ltd.;* Hero Way Enterprises Ltd.;* Well Earth International Ltd.*

• Dongguan Hua Ban Furniture

• Dongguan Huansheng Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Dongguan Hung Sheng Artware Products Co., Ltd.;* Coronal Enterprise Co., Ltd.*

• Dongguan Kin Feng Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Dongguan Kingstone Furniture Co., Ltd.;* Kingstone Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Dongguan Landmark Furniture Products Ltd.

• Dongguan Liaobushangdun Huada Furniture Factory;* Great Rich (Hk) Enterprises Co., Ltd.*

• Dongguan Lung Dong Furniture Co., Ltd.;* Dongguan Dong He Furniture*

• Dongguan Mingsheng Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Dongguan Mu Si Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Dongguan Singways Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Dongguan Sundart Timber Products Co., Ltd.

• Dongguan Sunrise Furniture

• Dongguan Sunrise Furniture Ltd.;* Taicang Sunrise Wood Industry Co., Ltd.;* Taicang Fairmount Designs Furniture Co., Ltd.;* Meizhou Sunrise Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Dongguan Sunshine Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• DongguanYihaiwei Furniture*

• Dongguan Yujia Furniture*

• Dongying Huanghekou Furniture Industry Co., Ltd.*

• Dorbest Ltd.;* Rui Feng Woodwork Co., Ltd. aka Rui Feng Woodwork (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.;* Rui Feng Lumber Development Co., Ltd. aka Rui Feng Lumber Development (Shenzhen)*

• Eurosa (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.;* Eurosa Furniture Co., (Pte) Ltd.*

• Ever Spring Furniture Co.,

• Evershine Enterprise Co.

• Fairmont Designs

• Fine Furniture (Shanghai) *

• Fleetwood Fine Furniture Lp.

• Foliot Furniture Inc.

• Foliot Furniture Corporation

• Foliot Furniture Pacific Inc.

• Forward Win Enterprises Co.

• Foshan Guanqiu Furniture

• Fuijian Lianfu Forestry Co, Ltd. aka Fujian Wonder Pacific Inc.;* Fuzhou Huan Mei Furniture Co., Ltd.;* Jiangsu Dare*

• Fujian Putian Jinggong Furniture Co., Ltd.

• Gainwell Industries Limited

• Garri Furniture (Dong Guan) Ltd.;* Molabile International, Inc.;* Weei Geo Enterprise Co., Ltd.*

• Golden Well International (HK) Ltd.*

• Gotop Global Inc.

• Gotop Global Ltd.

• Green River Wood (Dongguan)

• Guangdong Gainwell Industrial Furniture Co., Ltd.

• Guangdong Sunwin Green Furniture Industry Group Co.,

• Guangzhou Maria Yee Furnishings Ltd.;* Pyla HK, Ltd.;* Maria Yee, Inc.*

• Hainan Jong Bao Lumber Co., Ltd.;* Jibbon Enterprise Co., Ltd.*

• Hang Hai Woodcraft’s Art Factory*

• Hangzhou Cadman Trading Co., Ltd.*

• Hong Kong Jingbi Group

• Hualing Furniture (China) Co., Ltd.;* Tony House Manufacture (China) Co., Ltd.;* Buysell Investments* Tony House Industries Co., Ltd.*

• Huasen Furniture Co., Ltd.

• Jardine Enterprise, Ltd.*

• Jiangmen Kinwai Furniture

Decoration Co., Ltd.*

• Jiangmen Kinwai International

Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Jiangsu Weifu Group Fullhouse

Furniture Manufacturing Corp.

• Jiangsu Xiangsheng Bedtime

Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Jiangsu Yuexing Furniture Group Co., Ltd.*

• Jiant Furniture Co., Ltd.

• Jiedong Lehouse Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• King Kei Trading Company Limited

• King’s Way Furniture Industries Co.,

• Kingsyear, Ltd.

• Kuan Lin Furniture (Dong Guan) Co., Ltd.;* Kuan Lin Furniture Factory;* Kuan Lin Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Kunshan Lee Wood Product Co., Ltd.*

• Kunshan Summit Furniture*

• Langfang Tiancheng Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Leefu Wood (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.;* King Rich International, Ltd.*

• Link Silver Ltd. (V.I.B.)

• Locke Furniture Factory;* Kai Chan Furniture Co., Ltd.;* Kai Chan (Hong Kong) Enterprise Ltd.;* Taiwan Kai Chan Co., Ltd.*

• Longkou Huangshan Furniture Factory.*

• Longrange Furniture Co.*

• Marvin Furniture (Shanghai)

• Meikangchi (Nantong) Furniture Company Ltd.*

• Meubles Foliot Inc.

• Moonart Furniture Group

• Moonart International Inc.

• Nanhai Baiyi Woodwork*

• Nanhai Jiantai Woodwork*

Fortune Glory Industrial Ltd.*

• Nanjing Jardine Enterprises

• Nanjing Nanmu Furniture *

• Nantong Dongfang Orient Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Nantong Yangzi Furniture Co., Ltd.

• Nantong Yushi Furniture Co.

• Nathan International Ltd.;* Nathan Rattan Factory*

• Ningbo Fubang Furniture Industries Limited

• Ningbo Furniture Industries Company Ltd.

• Ningbo Techniwood Furniture Industries Limited

• Northeast Lumber Co., Ltd.

• Passwell Corporation; * Pleasant Wave Ltd.*

• Passwell Wood Corporation

• Perfect Line Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Prime Wood International Co., Ltd; * Prime Best International Co., Ltd.; * Prime Best Factory; * Liang Huang (Jiaxing) Enterprise Co., Ltd.*

• Putian Jinggong Furniture *

• Qingdao Liangmu Co., Ltd.*

• Qingdao Shengchang Wooden Co., Ltd.*

• Restonic (Dongguan) Furniture Ltd.; * Restonic Far East (Samoa) Ltd.*

• Rizhao Sanmu Woodworking*

• S.Y.C Family Enterprise Co.,

• Samso Industries Ltd.

• Season Furniture Manufacturing Co.; * Season Industrial Development Co.*

• Sen Yeong International Co., Ltd.; * Sheh Hau International Trading Ltd.*

• Senyuan Furniture Group.

• Shanghai Aosen Furniture Co., Ltd.

• Shanghai Fangjia Industry Co. Ltd.*

• Shanghai Hospitality Product Mfg., Co., Ltd.

• Shanghai Industries Group

• Shanghai Jian Pu Export & Import Co., Ltd.*

• Shanghai Kent Furniture Co.,

• Shanghai Maoji Imp and Exp

Ltd.*

• Shanghai Season Industry &

Commerce Co., Ltd.

• Shanghai Sunrise Furniture Co., Ltd.

• Shanghai Zhiyi (Jiashun) Furniture

Co., Ltd.

• Shanghai Zhiyi Furniture and

Decoration Co., Ltd.

• Shaoxing Mengxing Furniture Co.,

Ltd.

• Sheng Jing Wood Products (Beijing)

Co., Ltd.; * Telstar Enterprises Ltd.*

• Shenyang Shining Dongxing

Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Shenzhen Forest Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Shenzhen Jiafa High Grade Furniture

Co., Ltd.; * Golden Lion International Trading Ltd.*

• Shenzhen New Fudu Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Shenzhen Shen Long Hang Industry Co., Ltd.*

• Shenzhen Wonderful Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Shenzhen Xiande Furniture Factory

• Shing Mark Enterprise Co., Ltd.; * Carven Industries Limited (BVI); * Carven Industries Limited (HK); * Dongguan Zhenxin Furniture Co., Ltd.; * Dongguan Yongpeng Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Shun Feng Furniture Co.*

• Songgang Jasonwood Furniture Factory; * Jasonwood Industrial Co., Ltd. S.A.*

• Starwood Furniture Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

• Starwood Industries Ltd.*

• Strongson Furniture (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.; * Strongson Furniture Co., Ltd.; * Strongson (HK) Co.*

• Sundart International, Ltd.

• Sunforce Furniture (Hui-Yang) Co.,

Ltd.; * Sun Fung Wooden Factory; * Sun Fung Co.; * Shin Feng Furniture Co., Ltd.; * Stupendous International Co., Ltd.*

• Superwood Co., Ltd.; * Lianjiang Zongyu Art Products Co., Ltd.* • Tarzan Furniture Industries, Ltd.

• Teamway Furniture (Dong Guan) Ltd.; * Brittomart Inc.*

• Techniwood (Macao Commercial Offshore) Limited.

• Techniwood Industries Ltd.; * Ningbo Furniture Industries Limited; * Ningbo Hengrun Furniture Co. Ltd.*

• Tianjin Fortune Furniture *

• Tianjin Master Home Furniture Company

• Tianjin Phu Shing Woodwork

Enterprise Co., Ltd.*

• Tradewinds Furniture Ltd.; * Fortune Glory Industrial Ltd. (H. K. Ltd.)*

• Tradewinds International Enterprise Ltd.

• Transworld (Zhang Zhou) Furniture Co. Ltd.*

• Trendex Industries Limited • Tube-Smith Enterprise (Zhangzhou) Co., Ltd.;

* Tube-Smith Enterprise (Haimen) Co., Ltd.; * Billionworth Enterprises Ltd.*

• U-Rich Furniture (Zhangzhou) * U-Rich Furniture Ltd.*

• Wan Bao Chen Group Hong Kong

• Wanhengtong Nueevder (Furniture)

Manufacture Co., Ltd.;* Dongguan

Wanengtong Industry Co., Ltd.*

• Wanvog Furniture (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.*

• Winny Overseas, Ltd.; * Zhongshan Winny Furniture Ltd.; * Winny Universal Ltd.*

• Woodworth Wooden Industries (Dong Guan) Co.*

• World Design International

• Xiamen Yongquan Sci-Tech Development Co., Ltd.*

• Xilinmen Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Xingli Arts Crafts Factory Yangchun

• Yeh Brothers World Trade, Inc.*

• Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd.; * Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry*

• Yuexing Group Co., Ltd.

• Zhang Zhou Sanlong Wood Product Co., Ltd.*

• ZhangjiagangDaye Hotel Furniture*

• Zhangjiagang Zheng Yan Decoration Co., Ltd.*

• Zhangjiang Sunwin Arts & Crafts*

• Zhangzhou Guohui Industrial & Trade Co. Ltd.*

• Zhejiang Shaoxing Huaweimei Furniture Co., Ltd.

• Zhejiang Tianyi Scientific &

Educational Equipment Co., Ltd.*

• Zhong Shan Fullwin Furniture Co.*

• Zhong Shan Heng Fu Furniture Co.

• Zhongshan Fengheng Furniture Co., Ltd.

• Zhongshan Fookyik Furniture Co., Ltd.*

• Zhongshan Gainwell Furniture Co., Ltd.

• Zhongshan Golden King Furniture Industrial Co., Ltd.*

• Zhongshan Gotop Furniture Co., Ltd

• Zhongshang Yiming Furniture Co., Ltd.

• Zhoushan For-Strong Wood Co., Ltd.*

* These companies had a separate rate in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which they participated.

 

The complaint published in the Federal Register Feb. 29 lists 198 wood furniture companies in China who will now be investigated by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The period of the investigation covers furniture exported to the U.S. from January 1 through December 31, 2011. Firms listed can submit responses.

Update: China Wood Furniture Dumping, Biggest Ever In the case of Quebec-based furniture giant Foliot, its company was included in the inquiry at its own request, says president Dan Foliot. Because it imports some furniture from China, Foliot said he initiated the request for an inquiry in order to "set the record straight and introduce transparency into the situation."

Foliot is moving aggressively to insource furniture manufacture to North America, Foliot notes, having opened a 300,000 square foot furniture manufacturing plant - Foliot Furniture Pacific - in Las Vegas.

“As of 2012, every importer should be asking for a review," says Foliot. "We iniated this on the advice of our lawyer, to make sure everything was  done well. We don’t import more or less than other companies.

“We are growing here; we are creating jobs here; and we have no factories in China," he says. [An earlier version of this article mis-identified Foliot Furniture Pacific as a China-based subsidiary.]

The Commerce Department inquiry is set to be completed by 2013. An annual process under an original complaint that began in 2003, last year's Dept. of Commerce investigation found 36 firms were dumping. U.S. importers of Chinese wood bedroom furniture pay preliminary tariffs, then must pay additional penalties after the fact if they are found to have benefited from furniture whose manufacture or export was subsidized.

Last year's findings resulted in more than three dozen China wood furniture importers facing retroactive tariffs from 16% to over 200%. U.S. furniture manufacturers then share in these penalties to compensate them for lost business. That practice results in significant income for U.S. wood products firms. Furniture retailers have taken issue with the payments claiming they drive up retail furniture prices for consumers, and unfairly punish retailers who import.

Separately, an Executive Order signed by President Obama Feb. 28, established an Interagency Trade Enforcement Center (ITEC), expected to speed enforcement actions against foreign manufacturers suspected of dumping in numerous industries, including the furniture and other wood products industries, as well as those imposing restrictions on imports.

United States Commerce Secretary John Bryson said his agency "is committed to making it as easy as possible for U.S. businesses to build things here and sell them everywhere, because we know that when American businesses and workers get a fair shot, they can compete and win [and] make sure that our foreign trade partners play by the rules.”

The Interagency Trade Enforcement Center will serve as the primary forum within the federal government for U.S. Trade Representative and other agencies to coordinate enforcement of U.S. trade rights.

It is intended as a forum to encourage greater participation among U.S. workers and businesses to identify and eliminate unfair trade practices and barriers for export. ITEC operates under the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

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