Trade Commission|Investigates Dumping

     WASHINGTON (CN) – The U.S. International Trade Commission voted to continue investigating alleged price dumping on washing machines, utility scale wind towers and wire hangers.



     The decisions mean the Department of Commerce will continue to investigate the allegations and decide if duties should be imposed on the imports to bring their costs up to fair market value.
     Five U.S. manufactures of steel garment hangers claim that Taiwan and Vietnam subsidized the manufacture of the $43.3 million in hangers imported from Vietnam in 2010.
     Whirlpool Corp. asked the ITC to investigate price supports given to Korean and Mexican makers of large residential washers. Whirlpool makes its own washers in six states.
     U.S. manufacturers also asked the ITC to investigate Chinese and Vietnamese support for $158 million in towers to support wind turbines imported in 2010.
     The ITC’s public report of its preliminary determinations will be available after March 13. The Department of Commerce will decide whether to impose duties after March 23.

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