US Dept. of Commerce halts administrative review of 2012 shipments for 50 Chinese wooden bedroom producers
October 2, 2013
– The U.S. Dept. of Commerce (DOC) has halted an administrative review of 2012 shipments for about 50 Chinese producers of wooden bedroom furniture, according to Furniture Today.
The names of the Chinese factories were published in the Federal Register on Oct. 2. The factories had previously received separate rate status, Furniture Today reported on Oct. 2.
The DOC said it had received timely requests to drop annual reviews of these factories. It also released the names of another 88 facilities that DOC said would continue to be assessed at the “all-China” rate of 216%.
The duties have been in effect since early 2005, as a counter-measure to what the U.S. government deems to be unfairly priced imports, Furniture Today noted. While the duties are applied to the Chinese factories, they are paid by importers and therefore directly impact on the wholesale price of finished goods, and eventually on what consumers pay.
The primary source of this article is Furniture Today, Greensboro, North Carolina, Oct. 2, 2013.