Final ruling on imported Chinese sinks favors Elkay, domestic manufacturers
The U.S. International Trade Commission unanimously ruled that unlawful pricing by Chinese producers of drawn stainless steel sinks caused material injury to Elkay Manufacturing Company and other domestic producers.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) unanimously ruled that unlawful pricing by Chinese producers of drawn stainless steel sinks caused material injury to Elkay Manufacturing Company and other domestic producers.
This affirmative vote is the final ruling by the ITC in the international trade investigations related to drawn stainless steel sinks from China. As a result of the vote, the anti-dumping and countervailing subsidy duties placed on Chinese imports by the Department of Commerce (DOC) are final for an initial five-year period. Four individual Chinese producers received combined rates ranging from 30.46 percent to 52.13 percent, while 19 cooperating producers received a rate of 42.06 percent. Non-cooperating Chinese producers received a rate of 85.04 percent.
Elkay Manufacturing Company welcomed the decision, which is in response to anti-dumping and anti-subsidy petitions filed by the company in March 2012, on behalf of U.S. stainless steel sink manufacturers. This vote follows a DOC final ruling last month that states Chinese producers are selling drawn stainless steel sinks in the U.S. at less than fair value and that Chinese producers are being subsidized by the Chinese government.