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January 14, 2014

Whirlpool Corporation made a step forward on Monday in its appeal of a case against what it claims is predatory pricing.

The U.S. Court of International Trade took Whirlool's side in its appeal of the U.S. International Trade Commission's previous decision, which ruled that refrigerators from LG and Samsung -- reportedly dumped at margins of up to 15% -- were causing material injury to U.S. manufacturing.

August 29, 2012

Crime and punishment, redux The following is a letter in response to “Illinois contractor gets 10-year sentence for asbestos violation.”

August 24, 2012

Disputes over dumping -- selling products in the U.S. market at prices below the cost of production or for less than what the products are sold in the home market -- are a major thorn in the side of companies wanting to do business internationally. The United States enacted the antidumping law to protect U.S. manufacturing companies from “unfair” imports, but the real impact of the law is to bankrupt legitimate U.S. companies and destroy U.S. jobs.

April 25, 2012

In a victory for foreign-based manufacturers, the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that LG Electronics and its affiliates were not guilty of “dumping” certain refrigerator models on the U.S. market. The 5-0 vote ended a year-old investigation initiated by Whirlpool, which claimed that bottom-mount refrigerators made in Mexico and Korea were sold in the United States at below market value.

March 23, 2012

An article about a U.S. Commerce Department ruling that some imported bottom-mount refrigerators were sold at prices unfair to American competitors led to several letters.

“There is no way that free enterprise businesses can compete and win against companies being underwritten by their countries.

“There is a core group of Americans who are being ignored in this NEW GLOBAL FREE TRADE economy. Not everyone can go to college or be trained for high tech jobs.

January 25, 2012

Trade officials from the United States and Canada have extended their Softwood Lumber Agreement for two more years. The 2006 agreement was signed with no changes on Jan. 24 by U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Canadian Minister for International Trade Ed Fast. The extension will be in effect through Oct. 15, 2015.

December 5, 2011

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to move forward with an investigation into claims that imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules from China are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value. All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

March 1, 2011

Lumber Liquidators, a nationwide retailer of hardwood flooring, has hired William Schlegel as its chief merchandising officer, effective March 14, 2011. 

In this position, Schlegel will oversee the company's merchandising, replenishment and allocation and global sourcing activities. He reports directly to Robert Lynch, president and CEO. 

January 30, 2011

After 30-plus years, Bob Vereen has retired from the Worldwide DIY Council, an association of active U. S. and Canadian exporters.

He joined the group as executive secretary when it consisted of a dozen members who wanted to network with each other about export opportunities and built it up to a membership of nearly 150 at its peak.

November 2, 2008

There was a lot to talk about last year at the STAFDA convention—protectionism, steel prices,...

September 10, 2008

The China International Hardware Show will get underway on Sept. 17, kicking off at a...

September 7, 2008

The China International Hardware Show will get underway on Sept. 17, kicking off at a...

February 10, 2008

The U.S. Department of Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect a...

January 20, 2008

In a report released this week, the United States Department of Commerce said some Chinese...

January 13, 2008

The subsidy plan is part of a $1 billion (CAD) government proposal, which will be...

November 18, 2007

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September 9, 2007

It might have been too much to expect that the United States and Canada would...

August 26, 2007

Do it Best, the Fort Wayne, Ind.-based co-op, recently promoted long-time company executive Steve Markley...

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