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Mattress Innerspring Units from the People's Republic of China - 2011

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

Ottawa, June 7, 2012

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today concluded a re-investigation of the normal values and export prices of mattress innerspring units originating in or exported from the People's Republic of China, pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).

The re-investigation was initiated on December 7, 2011, as part of the ongoing enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's finding of material injury of 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 generally classified under the following 10-digit Harmonized System classification numbers:


At the initiation of the re-investigation, the CBSA sent Requests for Information (RFI) to importers, exporters and vendors, to solicit information on the costs and selling prices of subject and like goods. The information was requested for purposes of updating the normal values and export prices for subject goods imported into Canada. Specific normal values for future shipments have been determined for all exporters that provided a complete submission.

Exporters that have received normal values:

Foshan Jingxin Steel Wire & Spring Co.
Foshan Junjing Industrial Co., Ltd.
Quan Li Spring Hardware Factory
Tianjin Sancosan Import & Export Co.
Shanghai Yinsheng Industrial Development Co., Ltd.

Where sufficient information was not available to determine a specific normal value, normal values for future shipments have been determined by ministerial specification, which is calculated by advancing the export price of the goods by 147.4%. For all exporters of subject goods not listed above, normal values will be determined by that ministerial specification.

Normal values will be effective for the subject goods released from the CBSA on or after June 7, 2012. 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 or countervailing duties.

Importers are reminded that it is their responsibility to calculate and declare their anti-dumping and countervailing 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 SIMA measures and be provided with sufficient information necessary to clear the shipments. In order to determine their anti-dumping and countervailing duty liability, importers should contact their suppliers who can provide information on normal values. Under limited circumstances, the CBSA may make this information available to importers. For more information, please 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 Web site at

The Customs Act applies, with any modifications that the circumstances require, with respect to the accounting and payment of anti-dumping and countervailing duties. As such, failure to pay 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.

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
Wayne Tian     613-946-2574