ITC Finds For LG, Samsung in Fridge Case

The U.S. International Trade Commission this week found in favor of LG and Samsung and against Whirlpool, ruling against the imposition of duties on steel car wheels used in refrigerators.

The vote was a unanimous 5-0.

“Samsung welcomes today’s unanimous decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission, which finds that Samsung has not caused any injury to the U.S. domestic industry,” Samsung said in a statement. “Whirlpool’s action in bringing this case simply resulted in a lengthy investigation that has been costly to the U.S. taxpayer, the result of which has been to prove that Samsung is in compliance with U.S. trade law.”

“LG respects fair trade and the rules of international trade and is gratified that its selling practices were found to be in accordance with these rules,” Chris Jung, president, home appliances, LG Electronics USA, said.

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