Samsung, LG Fridge Imports May Harm US Cos.: ITC

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 7:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission preliminarily concluded Friday that refrigerator-freezers imported from South Korea likely harm U.S. manufacturers, backing Whirlpool Corp.'s claims that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and LG Electronics Inc. dump their products in the U.S.

The agency voted to move forward with the initial investigation after finding there was a "reasonable indication" that the domestic injury is either materially injured or threatened by imported bottom-mount combination refrigerator-freezers that Whirlpool claims are subsidized by the Korean government. The U.S. company has also claimed that the...
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