The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) this week determined “that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of large residential washers from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the U.S.at less than fair value.”
All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.
As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of these products from China.
Whirlpool commended the decision: “Today the U.S. International Trade Commission unanimously ruled that Samsung and LG caused injury to the U.S. appliance industry by selling their China-produced washing machines in the U.S. for less than they cost to make.”
U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), staunch advocates for fair trade, applauded the USITC ruling.
Also this week, U.S. Senators Brown and Portman recognized action by the U.S. Trade Representative to launch a World Trade Organization case to crack down on China’s aluminum trade violations. 1/12/2017