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MATTRESS INNERSPRING UNITS

Inquiries (section 42)


MATTRESS INNERSPRING UNITS
Inquiry No. NQ-2009-002

Order issued
Monday, October 19, 2009


TABLE OF CONTENTS

IN THE MATTER of an inquiry, pursuant to section 42 of the Special Import Measures Act, respecting mattress innerspring units, with or without edge guards, used in the manufacture of innerspring mattresses originating in or exported for the People’s Republic of China.

ORDER

WHEREAS the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) is required, pursuant to section 42 of the Special Import Measures Act, to make inquiry as to whether the dumping of the aforementioned goods has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry;

AND WHEREAS, based upon information available to the Tribunal, it appears that Sealy Canada Ltd. (Sealy) is an importer of the goods that are the subject of the Tribunal’s inquiry;

AND WHEREAS Sealy is refusing to provide information requested by the Tribunal in its questionnaire;

AND WHEREAS the Tribunal considers such information to be relevant and important to the conduct of its inquiry;

AND WHEREAS, pursuant to subsection 17(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, the Tribunal has, as regards the production and inspection of documents, the enforcement of its orders and other matters necessary or proper for the due exercise of its jurisdiction, all such powers, rights and privileges as are vested in a superior court of record;

UPON the Tribunal’s own motion;

AND UPON being satisfied that Sealy has or is likely to have information in its possession or control relevant to the Tribunal’s inquiry;

THE TRIBUNAL ORDERS THAT:

1. A duly authorized representative of Sealy shall make and deliver to the Tribunal a written return of information under oath or solemn affirmation in fulfilment of the information requirements listed in the attached schedule.

2. Unless Sealy attends before the Tribunal on October 20, 2009, and satisfies the Tribunal that this order should not have been issued or that the required information cannot reasonably be provided, the required information is to be received no later than close of business (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on October 20, 2009, at the office of the Secretary of the Tribunal at the following address:

The Secretary
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
Standard Life Centre
333 Laurier Avenue West
15th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G7

3. The information provided by Sealy in fulfilment of the information requirements listed in the attached schedule may be designated as confidential by Sealy in accordance with sections 43 to 49 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act.

Serge Fréchette
Serge Fréchette
Presiding Member

Ellen Fry
Ellen Fry
Member

André F. Scott
André F. Scott
Member

Dominique Laporte
Dominique Laporte
Secretary

SCHEDULE

Information Required

You are requested to reply to:

Company Name:

IMPORTS OF MATTRESS INNERSPRING UNITS BY COIL TYPE

       

January 1 – June 30

January 1 – June 30

 

2006

2007

2008

2008

2009

Net Delivered Purchase Value of Imports by Coil Type1 ($000)

Originating in: China

Bonnell or Open Coil

         

Offset Coil

         

Pocket or Marshall Coil

         

Continuous Coil

         

Originating in: United States

Bonnell or Open Coil

         

Offset Coil

         

Pocket or Marshall Coil

         

Continuous Coil

         

Originating in: (specify country)

Bonnell or Open Coil

         

Offset Coil

         

Pocket or Marshall Coil

         

Continuous Coil

         

Total Imports1

         

1. The net delivered purchase value is the laid-in cost net of all cash, quantity or deferred discounts, allowances, taxes, rebates and incentives, but including delivery costs (freight, handling and insurance) to your warehouse.

2. Please ensure that the Total Imports matches your response in :

If you completed the Producers’ Questionnaire, Schedule V; or,

If you completed the Importers’ Questionnaire, Schedule I.


Case Number(s)

NQ-2009-002

Attachment(s)

Status

Publication Date

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Modification Date

Wednesday, October 21, 2009