WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Commerce has delayed the release of preliminary results of the 2007 administrative review of furniture antidumping duties by 120 days.
The administrative review covers wood bedroom furniture shipments from China in 2007. The annual review allows the government to audit the shipments of Chinese wood bedroom producers originally assigned specific duty rates. Those found to be dumping, or selling to the United States at below normal value, can be assigned a higher rate for the time period in question.
Preliminary results of that review originally were supposed to be released on Oct. 2. However, the DOC has determined it needs more time to analyze the review results along with new shipper reviews for the same period.
New shipper reviews are for manufacturers that automatically are assigned a 216% duty rate because they do not have a previous history of shipping wood bedrooms to the U.S. To achieve a lower rate, a company must show the government it deserves one based on their most recent shipments.
The new shipper and administrative review results are now due by Jan. 30.
Source: Furniture Today