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U.S. to Charge Duties on Some LG, Samsung Washing Machines


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The U.S. government will begin charging duties on washing machines built in China by Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc., after upholding a complaint by competitor Whirlpool Corp. alleging that the companies sold their washers in the U.S. for less than they cost to produce.

In a preliminary report Wednesday, the U.S. Commerce Department said it also found a surge of imports from Samsung over a relatively short period, in anticipation of possible imposition of anti-dumping duties. In response, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will impose duties on certain Samsung...