According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, in 2015 there

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, in 2015 there were $1.1 billion of "large residential washers" imported from China. Whirlpool, a Michigan manufacturer, filed petitions for AD duties on washers made in China by Samsung and LG (respondents). Commercial washers and stacked washer-dryer units were excluded. The normal tariff rate is 1 percent. The ITC determined that there was a high degree of discounting of all washers and a substantial proportion of sales occurred during sales. Large retailers decide which models to display on the floor. Placement at the end of aisles is considered a favorable location. Most floor space was allocated on the basis of consumer demand and the profitability of individual units. The respondents claimed that the discounted washers are designed, displayed, and usually sold together with full-price dryers, thus offsetting the losses on the washers. The petitioner disagreed. Should the dryers be included in the "domestic like product" and should dryer profits be included when considering the effect of the imports of the subject washers on domestic U.S. producers?


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