Commerce Places Duties On Chinese Electric Blankets

Law360, New York (January 28, 2010, 5:55 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has slapped preliminary anti-dumping duties ranging from 90 percent to 175 percent on electric blankets from China, saying imports of the products have increased significantly.

The decision, which the department announced in a statement Wednesday, was a win for Jarden Consumer Solutions, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based subsidiary of consumer products maker Jarden Corp., which had petitioned for a dumping investigation into the Chinese electric blanket industry.

Commerce found that imports of electric blankets increased by 16.7 percent from 2006 to 2008...
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