January 6, 1993 |
A federal judge's ruling on imported portable computer screens has been hailed as an interim victory for manufacturers of portable computers in the United States, including Toshiba America in Irvine. The judge in Washington sided with computer makers, who had complained in an appeal that tariffs on high-quality color screens imposed by the Commerce Department in 1991 would drive up the retail prices of portable computers. Toshiba America officials refused comment on the ruling. U.S.
April 24, 1990 |
Sweaters made of man-made fibers in Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan, representing more than a third of the U.S. market, are being sold at less than their fair market value, the Commerce Department said Monday. The National Knitwear & Sportswear Assn. had filed complaints against the sweater manufacturers last September. It said that the imports, made predominantly of acrylic fiber, represent 72% of the $1.3-billion U.S. market and that the three countries represent 55% of the imports.
January 24, 1990 |
The International Trade Commission has ruled that certain South Korean telephone equipment being sold on the U.S. market at less than cost was injuring American firms, paving the way for the imposition of duties on shipments. The vote cast on Monday was tied at 3-3, but the commission voted in favor of the plaintiffs, American Telephone & Telegraph Co. and Comdial Corp., based in Charlottesville, Va.
June 13, 1991 |
The government has severe management problems--including a 24-year backlog of cases--in its program to levy penalty duties on artificially inexpensive imports, according to two separate investigations. The probes, by a Senate Governmental Affairs subcommittee and the U.S. Customs Service, documented the government's difficulties in collecting tariffs on goods dumped into the United States at below-market prices. The levies are designed to protect U.S. businesses from unfair foreign competition.