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Commerce Assigns Final Dumping Margins on Imports of Washing Machines from China

Written by Sandy Williams

The Department of Commerce has assigned antidumping margins on large residential washing machines from China following an affirmative final determination on December 9, 2016. The imported machines, which are constructed of flat-rolled steel, were found to be sold at less than fair value in the United States.

Although Commerce found critical circumstances existed during the preliminary investigation for Samsung and other Chinese producers, in the final determination no critical circumstances were found to exist.

The products covered by this investigation are large residential washers and certain parts thereof from China.

The petitioner in the investigation was Whirlpool Corporation, based in Michigan. In 2015, imports of washing machines from China were valued at an estimated $1.1 billion.

Final dumping margins ranging from 32.12 percent to 52.51 percent have been assigned by Commerce.


Next Steps

The U.S. International Trade Commission will make its final injury determination on or about January 23, 2017. If the ITC makes an affirmative determination, AD orders will be issued by Commerce on the imported products.

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