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USITC Releases Report Concerning Developments Within the U.S. Large Residential Washer Industry Since Imposition of Global Safeguard Remedies

August 7, 2019
News Release 19-073
Inv. No. TA-204-013
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Releases Report Concerning Developments Within the U.S. Large Residential Washer Industry Since Imposition of Global Safeguard Remedies

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today released its report on its monitoring of developments in the U.S. large residential washer industry since the President’s imposition of a safeguard measure on imports of large residential washers and certain parts thereof.

The report, Large Residential Washers: Monitoring Developments in the Domestic Industry, is available to the public via the USITC website (www.usitc.gov).

The measure took effect on February 7, 2018.  The President imposed the measure after receiving a USITC determination (under section 202 of the Trade Act of 1974) that large residential washers and certain parts were being imported into the United States in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury to the domestic industry. The measure was in the form of tariff-rate quotas on imports of large residential washers and certain parts thereof for a period of three years and one day.  See Proclamation 9694 of January 23, 2018.

As required by section 204(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, on February 15, 2019, the Commission instituted a mid-term review to report to the President and the Congress on the results of its monitoring of developments within the large residential washer industry since imposition of the safeguard measure.

Large Residential Washers: Monitoring Developments in the Domestic Industry (Inv. No. TA-204-013, USITC Publication 4941, August 2019) is available at https://www.usitc.gov/publications/701_731/pub4941.pdf.

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