Upholstered Domestic Furniture – Normal Value Review Initiated for Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC

Trade Update • May 25, 2022


he Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a normal value review to update all normal values and export prices applicable to certain upholstered domestic furniture (UDS) originating in Vietnam and exported from the United States by Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC to Canada.


The review follows a request for re‑determination filed by an importer and is part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) order issued on September 2, 2021, respecting the dumping and subsidizing of UDS from China and Vietnam in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).

  • Product definition and applicable tariff classification of goods subject to the order can be found in Appendix 1 (subject goods).

Participation in the Review

In order for the exporter (importer of goods into Canada) to participate in this review, they must provide their response to the CBSA’s Request for Information (RFI) by June 22, 2022. The exporter will be considered cooperative if the requested information is complete, submitted on time and the exporter permits verification of the data.

Normal values and export prices applicable to the subject goods under review will be determined pursuant to the ministerial specification if the exporter does not provide complete response to the RFI by the deadline date.

  • The normal values and export prices determined as a result of this review will be applied to settle the requests for re‑determination on hand and may be applied to any requests for re‑determination of importations of subject goods that have not been processed. The normal values and export prices determined for the exporter will also be effective for the applicable subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the date of the conclusion of the review.
  • Where applicable, the normal values and export prices determined as a result of this review may be applied retroactively. Exporters with normal values are required to promptly inform the CBSA in writing of changes to domestic prices, costs, market conditions or terms of sale associated with the production and sales of the goods. All parties are cautioned that where there are increases in domestic prices, and/or costs as noted above, the export price for sales to Canada should be increased accordingly to ensure that any sale made to Canada is not only above the normal value but at or above selling prices and full costs and profit of the goods in the exporter’s domestic market. If exporters did not properly notify the CBSA of any such changes, did not adjust export prices accordingly, or did not provide the information required to make any necessary adjustments to normal values and export prices, retroactive assessments of anti‑dumping duty may be warranted. Please refer to the CBSA’s re‑investigation and normal value review policy (Memorandum D14‑1‑8).

The CBSA will close the record for this review at any time during the proceeding, without advance notice, once it has been determined that sufficient information has been received to make a decision. Therefore, interested parties are encouraged to provide any and all information that they feel is relevant to this review to the CBSA as early as possible. The CBSA will update the website to announce that the record has been closed. Interested parties will have seven days from the close of the record to file case arguments concerning the review and 14 days from the close of the record to file reply submissions in respect of the case arguments.

Any questions concerning the above should be directed to:

Source: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)


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