Whirlpool Wins Trade Victory in 'Washing Machine Wars'

October 6, 2017
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On Thursday, The U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously in Whirlpool's favor, ruling that an influx of washing machines from foreign industrial competitors Samsung and LG have negatively affected domestic manufacturers. 

Whirlpool filed its petition with the ITC in May, describing Samsung and LG as "serial violators" of U.S. trade law and seeking protection under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974. The statue allows the commission to recommend remedies -- such as specific tariffs or quotas -- to the president.

"The ITC vote is an important win for American manufacturers and American workers," Whirlpool chairman Jeff Fettig said in a statement.

CNN reports Whirlpool's latest victory in this ongoing dispute may allow President Trump to limit Samsung and LG's sales of washing machines in the United States.

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