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Whirlpool Corporation has achieved a long series of fair trade victories on behalf of the U.S. manufacturing industry and workers since first filing cases in 2011. Those victories include rulings of unlawful product dumping by foreign competitors of both bottom-freezer refrigerators and large residential washers. These legal decisions are important strides by the government in response to the company’s actions to ensure a level competitive playing field that enables Whirlpool and other U.S. manufacturers to continue investing in America to produce the high-quality, innovative products that consumers deserve.

Timeline: Bottom-freezer Refrigerator Cases

March 2011 Filed antidumping and subsidy cases against foreign producers – Including Samsung and LG
March 2012 Whirlpool wins U.S. Department of Commerce ruling that dumping occurred at average margins of 15%, and that South Korea provided unlawful subsidies -- Won!
April 2012 U.S. International Trade Commission determines dumping didn’t cause material injury to U.S. manufacturing and workers
July 2012 Whirlpool appeals Commission finding to U.S. Court of International Trade
January 2014 Whirlpool wins appeal in Court of International Trade; case returns to Trade Commission for reconsideration -- Won!

Timeline: Large Residential Washer Cases

December 2011 Filed antidumping and subsidy cases against foreign producers – Including Samsung and LG
December 2012 Whirlpool wins U.S. Department of Commerce ruling that dumping occurred and that South Korea provided unlawful subsidies -- Won!
January 2013 U.S. International Trade Commission unanimously confirms dumped and subsidized imports caused material injury to U.S. manufacturing and workers -- Won!
February 2013 Final orders published


“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 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.”

Marc Bitzer
President
Whirlpool North America

 




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Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual revenues of approximately $19 billion in 2013, 69,000 employees and 59 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.

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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.