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[Investigation No. 731-TA-1140 (Final)]

Uncovered Innerspring Units from China; Determination

On the basis of the record1 developed in the subject investigation, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports from China of uncovered innerspring units, provided for in subheading 9404.29.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).


The Commission instituted this investigation effective December 31, 2007, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by Leggett Platt, Inc., Carthage, MO. The final phase of the investigation was scheduled by the Commission following notification of a preliminary determination by Commerce that imports of uncovered innerspring units from China were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of section 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission's investigation and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in theFederal Registerof August 20, 2008 (73 FR 49219). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on October 22, 2008, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel.

The Commission transmitted its determination in this investigation to the Secretary of Commerce on February 11, 2009. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4061 (February 2009), entitledUncovered Innerspring Units from China: Investigation No. 731-TA-1140 (Final).

By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission.
ACTION: 1The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).