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Mattress Innerspring Units from the People's Republic of China

Dumping file #: 4214-24
Dumping case #: AD/1383

Ottawa, December 4, 2013

This notice advises that, on December 4, 2013, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded a re-investigation of the normal values and export prices of certain mattress innerspring units originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China).  Normal values and export prices of subject goods are determined pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).  The re-investigation was initiated on July 17, 2013, as part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the finding made by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal on November 24, 2009.

The subject goods are described as mattress innerspring units, with or without edgeguards, used in the manufacture of innerspring mattresses, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.

The subject goods are normally imported into Canada under one of the following ten-digit Harmonized System classification numbers:


At the initiation of the re-investigation, the CBSA sent Requests for Information (RFI) to exporters and manufacturers to obtain information on the costs and selling prices of subject goods and like goods.  Specific normal values for future shipments have been determined for all exporters where sufficient information was provided to the CBSA.

Exporters that received normal values at the conclusion of the re-investigation:

Foshan Jingxin Steel Wire & Spring Co. Ltd.
Foshan Junjing Industrial Co., Ltd.
Quan Li Spring Hardware Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Yinsheng Industrial Development Co., Ltd.

Models of subject goods for which normal values have not been established by the CBSA or those goods that have not been clearly identified on the customs documentation will be determined by advancing the export price of the goods by 147.4%, pursuant to a ministerial specification.

Normal values will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after December 4, 2013.  All normal values previously in place expire on this date.  In addition, the normal values determined on the basis of the re-investigation will be applied to any entries of subject goods under appeal that have yet to be re-determined at the time of the conclusion of this re-investigation.

Where a producer or exporter becomes aware that there have been substantial changes to domestic prices, market conditions or costs associated with production and sales of subject goods, the CBSA should be advised in order that normal values can be reviewed and updated if required, to reflect current conditions.  Similarly, the amount of export charges to be deducted from the export price may also need revision to reflect current conditions.  Where changes have occurred and the CBSA has not been advised in a timely manner, the extent of these changes could warrant retroactive assessments of anti-dumping duties.

Importers are reminded that it is their responsibility to calculate and declare their
anti-dumping duty liability.  If importers are using the services of a customs broker to clear importations, the brokerage firm should be advised that the goods are subject to anti-dumping measures and be provided with sufficient information necessary to clear the shipments.  To determine their liability for anti-dumping duty, importers should contact the exporters to obtain the applicable normal values.  For further information on this matter, refer to Memorandum D14-1-2, Disclosure of Normal Values, Export Prices, and Amounts of Subsidy Established Under the Special Import Measures Act to Importers, on the CBSA’s Web site at

The Customs Act applies, with any modifications that the circumstances require, with respect to the accounting and payment of anti-dumping duties.  As such, failure to pay the duties within the prescribed time will result in the application of the interest provisions of the Act.

Should the importer disagree with the determination made on any importation of goods, a request for re-determination may be filed with the Director General, Anti-dumping and Countervailing Directorate, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0L8.  Such a request must be received within 90 days from the making of the determination in the form and manner outlined in Memorandum D14‑1‑3, Procedures for Making a Request for a Re-determination or an Appeal of Goods Under the Special Import Measures Act, on the CBSA’s Web site at

Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:

SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit
Anti-dumping and Countervailing Directorate
Canada Border Services Agency
100 Metcalfe Street, 11th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A OL8
Jody Grantham    613-954-7405
Brian Hodgson     613-954-7273