The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced an
opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping
duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from China. If your company
imports into the United States wooden bedroom furniture that was
produced in China and are subject to a high cash deposit rate, then
you may want to consider requesting an administrative review of
exports by your Chinese supplier. The deadline for requesting an
administrative review is January 31, 2014.
Conversely, if you do not request a review, you may still need to
prepare for the administrative review, because the petitioners
almost always request reviews of numerous Chinese producers and
Every January, the DOC offers an opportunity for parties to
request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on
wooden bedroom furniture from China. U.S. importers of wooden
bedroom furniture from China generally must post cash deposits of
estimated antidumping duties, which deposits are set based on the
rate calculated for the applicable Chinese producer/exporter in the
last completed administrative review. The purpose of the
administrative review is two-fold: (1) to calculate final
antidumping duties for a particular producer/exporter, resulting in
either a refund of part or all the cash deposits, or a calculation
of additional antidumping duties owed; and (2) to set a new cash
deposit rate for future U.S. imports.
Any company that is a U.S. producer of wooden bedroom furniture
may request an administrative review of any
Chinese producer or exporter. Any Chinese producer or exporter may
request an administrative review of itself. Finally, any U.S.
importer may request an administrative review of imports imported
during the period of review by that U.S. importer. The period of
review is January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.
As noted above, historically the petitioners in this case have
requested a review every year of a very large number of Chinese
producers and exporters. As you may be aware, opportunities may
exist to "settle" with the petitioners and therefore
maintain your existing rate.
Also note that this review period may be slightly different than
previous review periods. In the past, DOC chose to review in detail
two or three of the largest Chinese exporters. Based on a change in
policy, however, DOC may also choose a respondent based on a
Please let us know if you would like further information
regarding the DOC administrative review process and how to protect
your interests as an U.S. importer in an administrative review.
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about your specific circumstances.
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