Mattresses. The International Trade Administration has initiated an antidumping duty investigation of mattresses from China. Alleged dumping margins are 258.74 percent to 1,731.75 percent. The ITA’s preliminary determination is due by Feb. 26.

The scope of this investigation covers all types of youth and adult mattresses. The term “mattress” denotes an assembly of materials that at a minimum includes a core, which provides the main support system and may consist of innersprings, foam, other resilient filling, or a combination of these materials. Mattresses may also contain ticking, the outermost layer of fabric or other material that encloses the core (also known as a cover), and upholstery, the material between the core and the ticking. Mattresses covered by this investigation may be imported independently, as part of furniture or furniture mechanisms, or as part of a set in combination with a mattress foundation.

Subject mattresses are properly classifiable under HTSUS 9404.21.0010, 9404.21.0013, 9404.29.1005, 9404.29.1013, 9404.29.9085, and 9404.29.9087 and may also enter under HTSUS 9404.21.0095, 9404.29.1095, 9404.29.9095, 9401.40.0000, and 9401.90.5081.

Excluded from the scope of this investigation are futon mattresses, airbeds, waterbeds, and any products covered by the existing AD duty order on uncovered innerspring units from China.

Cold-Rolled Steel. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on cold-rolled steel flat products from Korea for the period March 7, 2016, through Aug. 31, 2017, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of 2.78 percent to 36.59 percent.

Steel Wheels. The ITA has postponed from Nov. 1 to Jan. 7 its preliminary CV duty determinations on steel wheels 12 to 16.5 inches in diameter from China.

Pipes and Tubes. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand for the period March 1, 2016, through Feb. 28, 2017, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of 28.00 percent to 30.98 percent. AD duties based on these rates will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at these rates will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Oct. 15.

Steel Propane Cylinders. The ITA has postponed from Oct. 29 to Dec. 18 its preliminary AD duty determinations on steel propane cylinders from China and Thailand.

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