By  on May 15, 2009

WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Trade Commission voted Thursday to move forward with a trade remedy case involving imported plastic retail bags from Vietnam, Indonesia and Taiwan, which could have implications for industries such as textiles.

The ITC determined there is the threat of injury or actual injury to the domestic industry from imports of retail bags from the countries named in the investigation. The ruling clears the way for the Commerce Department’s Import Administration to move ahead with its parallel investigation to determine if the bags are being dumped on the U.S. market below fair market value or if the foreign governments have subsidized the category.

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