The American Mattress Alliance was created in response to a petition filed on March 31, 2020 by petitioners Brooklyn Bedding, Corsicana Mattress Company, Elite Comfort Solutions, FXI Inc., Innocor Inc., Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., Leggett & Platt Incorporated, and others. These companies supply major mattress brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Simmons, Sealy, Casper, and Tuft and Needle.
This antidumping suit would place insurmountable duties on mattresses manufactured in Vietnam, Thailand, Serbia, Turkey, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and put many of the hundreds affected by the petition out of business.
We believe the American principle of free trade is being violated so these petitioners can limit competition in a market that has outpaced their innovation.
We are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economy is suffering. The unemployment rate is 7.9 percent with 12.9 million people still without jobs. And the pandemic isn’t slowing down. According to the Associated Press, “Confirmed viral cases are surging. Hiring has sagged. Government stimulus has run out. And even last quarter’s outsize growth will leave the economy far below its level before the pandemic struck in March.“
This petition decreases the supply of mattresses available to US consumers and stalls innovation. Petitioners want control of the market: control over pricing, control over options, and control over consumer choices. The AMA wants to foster a creative, competitive environment based on free trade and your preferences.