NEW YORK Elkay Manufacturing Co. has praised the
International Trade Commissions (ITCs)
determination that imports of drawn stainless steel sinks from
China are causing material injury to the domestic industry.
The Oak Brook, Ill.-based companywhich submitted the
original petition that prompted an investigation in March
2012said the unanimous March 21 ruling (
amm.com, March 21
) was a big win for
the U.S. industry.
While the subsidization and dumping of Chinese sinks into
the U.S. at illegal prices jeopardized American jobs, we are
confident that this ruling will restore a level, competitive
playing field that enables Elkay and other U.S. stainless steel
sink manufacturers to continue investing in America to produce
high-quality, innovative products, Elkay president and
chief executive officer Tim Jahnke said in a statement.
The Commerce Departments International Trade
Administration (ITA) previously found that the product was
being sold in the United States at dumping margins ranging from
27.14 to 76.53 percent and that Chinese producers received
countervailable subsidies ranging from 4.8 to 12.26 percent (
amm.com, Feb. 21