The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has made available a December 2017 report whereby it determined the volume of imports of large residential washers (‘residential washing machines’) into the United States is causing serious injury or are a threat to domestic producers. Complete information on this determination and its history is available here. The investigation was held under Section 202 of the Trade Act of 1974.
In the report, the commission recommends duties be placed on the importation of this product and parts thereof from specific countries excluding Canada, Mexico, Australia, Columbia and others.
The commission further recommended the President impose duties under a tariff-rate quota (TRQ) system over a duration of three (3) years. Proposed ‘above-quota’ TRQ duties under this ITC determination range from 40% – 50%, for complete units and parts, in addition to any duties currently assessed. ‘In-quota’ TRQ rates could also be assessed.
The U.S. administration will determine whether to impose any duties based on the determination and how they may be assessed.
Please contact your local Delmar International representative or our North American Customs Advisory Group for additional information and assistance.