Antidumping Petition Filed Today on Woven Electric Blankets From China
An antidumping petition was filed today with the U.S. International Trade Commission and Department of Commerce against woven electric blankets from China.
The petitioner in this case is Jarden Consumer Solutions, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH) and the owner of Sunbeam Bedding and several other well known consumer brands, including Mr. Coffee.
The petition identifies the product allegedly sold at less than fair value as finished or unfinished woven electric blankets of all sizes including twin, full, queen and king sizes. The subject blankets consist of a shell of woven fabric, made of synthetic or natural fiber, or a blend of synthetic and natural fiber which contains heat-producing wire whose temperature is controlled by one or more thermostats or controllers. Imported woven electric blankets are classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) subheading 6301.10.0000 and are currently subject to an 11.4% duty rate.