Understanding the New Provisional Tariff on Furniture
You may have recently seen coverage in the media about a new tariff on furniture imports. To help you better understand the tariff and dispel some common misconceptions, we have put together this brief fact sheet.
Facts about the tariff:
- On May 5, 2021, provisional tariffs up to 295.5% were placed on certain kinds of upholstered furniture produced in China and Vietnam and sold in Canada.
- The action was initiated in response to a formal written complaint filed by Canadian manufacturers.
- The complaint specifically targeted motion and leather/leather match furniture and excluded fabric-covered stationary upholstery.
What we’re doing:
You can have confidence in the work we have done to ensure this will have minimal impact on our guests. By working with our manufacturing partner Ashley Furniture Industries, one of the largest furniture manufacturers in the world, we can mitigate the impact of the tariff while continuing to offer the same selection of style and function, without significant changes to item prices.
The tariff is currently under review, and we will keep this page updated as new developments unfold.