Whirlpool Corporation stands up against unlawful trade practices that cause harm to the appliance industry, our employees and consumers. Our workers believe competition is healthy. It breeds innovation, and it’s the American way. Whirlpool has succeeded for more than 100 years through lawful competition. But it’s not competing when foreign manufacturers dump their products in our market, undercutting the products made in the U.S.—it’s cheating, pure and simple.
In March 2011, Whirlpool Corporation filed anti-dumping petitions against bottom mount refrigerators from South Korea and Mexico, and an anti-subsidy petition against the same products from South Korea. In December 2011, the company filed anti-dumping petitions against residential clothes washers from South Korea and Mexico, and an anti-subsidy petition against the same products from South Korea. Whirlpool filed these petitions seeking enforcement of United States and international trade laws. The company's goal is to promote a fair and open global trading system, to protect American jobs, and to ensure its ability to continue to innovate and invest in the United States.
“Whirlpool Corporation is the world leader in appliances because we have invested in our people and in the technologies to give consumers the high-quality products they want for the past 100 years. When foreign producers compete in the U.S. market using unlawful trade practices, we have no choice but to take action to defend the integrity of the global trading system, our approximately 23,000 U.S. employees, and American consumers. Dumping products is an unlawful trade practice used to drive out competitors, which means consumers end up with fewer choices.”
Whirlpool North America
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NOTICE: All proprietary business data has, as required by law, been redacted from the public version of Whirlpool's petition. Pursuant to government regulations, Whirlpool has inserted "ranged data" in its place". "Ranged data" has been adjusted to protect the proprietary data, but is NOT the actual data. Ranged data should not be relied on for financial analysis, news reports or other purposes.
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Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of more than $18 billion in 2010, 71,000 employees, and 66 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Additional information about the company can be found at www.whirlpoolcorp.com.