ITC: Chinese clothes hanger imports hang U.S. makers out to dry
The U.S. International Trade Commission determined Sept. 11 that domestic manufacturers of steel wire clothes hangers are unfairly harmed or threatened by imports of hangers from China.
As a result of the commission's affirmative determination, the Commerce Department will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from China.
The ITC started its antidumping investigation on July 31, 2007, after receiving a petition from M&B Metal Products on behalf of the domestic industry, which manufactures steel wire clothes hangers. It's estimated that the United States imported 2.7 billion hangers in 2007 at a value of $83.6 million.