CITT clears way for Chinese, Vietnamese upholstery antidumping duties

Agency’s ruling means final duties on imported seating, minus exclusions, can now take effect

TORONTO — The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has ruled that the importation of certain upholstered seating into the Canadian market from China and Vietnam has caused injury to the domestic industry that produces similar upholstered furniture products. And that means final antidumping duties on these products can go into effect.

These duties, announced on Aug. 3 by the Canadian Border Services Agency, range from 9.3% to 188% for China and from 9.9% to 179.5% for Vietnam. They are assigned to manufacturers of the product and paid by importers of record, whether those importers be wholesalers or retailers that purchase the goods directly from those countries.

Products affected include motion seating, including reclining, swivel or other motion furniture, or stationary upholstery in leather or fabric, including but not limited to sofas, chairs, loveseats, sofa-beds, day-beds, futons, ottomans, stools and home theater seating.

For a list of exclusions, click here. For the CBSA’s Aug. 3 decision which specifies the duties for each manufacturer, including the all-country rates, click here.

For more on speculation that a similar petition could come to pass here, see this blog. And finally, here’s a take on who stands to gain (and who could lose) in the wake of Canadian antidumping duties.

Thomas Russell

Home News Now Editor-in-Chief Thomas Russell has covered the furniture industry for 25 years at various daily and weekly consumer and trade publications. He can be reached at and at 336-508-4616.

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