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.
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