This is a big deal......

In an alert to its members, the International Sleep Products Assn. said the petitions were filed jointly with the U.S. Dept. of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • Cambodia: 708.10%
  • Indonesia: 706.28%
  • Malaysia: 47.97%
  • Serbia: 191.09%
  • Thailand: 773.49%
  • Turkey: 620.07%
  • Vietnam: 1,008.28%

The issue in an antidumping case, ISPA said, is whether the imports were sold at dumped prices. If so, the DOC will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect anti-dumping duties in the amount of the dumping margins on future imports from the targeted countries.

The U.S. manufacturers filing the petitions are Brooklyn Bedding, Corsicana Mattress Co., Elite Comfort Solutions, FXI, Innocor, Kolcraft Enterprises, and Leggett & Platt. The labor unions are the Teamsters and Steelworkers, ISPA said.

This is a very big deal, as dumping the old mattresses are becoming a tough task.

I strongly believe we will be paying a core fee just like we do with car batteries, this would help with the cost of disposal.