Commerce Kicks Off Countervailing Duty Probe On Hangers

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 4:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has agreed to investigate claims that Vietnamese companies were importing and selling wire hangers in the U.S. at below-market prices, according to a notice filed in the federal register Tuesday.

Last week, Commerce initiated a countervailing duty investigation into Vietnamese wire hanger imports, as well as an anti-dumping investigation into wire hangers from both Vietnam and Taiwan. 

Commerce said in its Jan. 19 announcement that its investigation would focus on steel wire garment hangers, fabricated from carbon steel wire, whether or...
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