1/11/17 – 5:09 A.M.
The U.S. will impose tariffs on washing machines imported from China. The Courier reports the International Trade Commission voted in favor of the move Tuesday. The commission and the U.S. Commerce Department say Samsung and LG are selling their Chinese-made washing machines below fair value in the U.S.
Whirlpool Corporation filed a complaint about the practice in December of 2015. Jeff Fettig is the CEO of Whirlpool. He says, “This is a gratifying win for American manufacturing, particularly our more than 3,000 employees at our factory in Clyde, Ohio, who make clothes washers for American consumers.”
The U.S. could put tariffs as high as 52.5 percent on the imported washers. Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman both lobbied in favor of the tariffs.
Whirlpool makes dishwashers at their plant in Findlay, and freezers at an Ottawa facility.
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