Elkay Manufacturing Company of Oak Brook, IL successfully obtained an affirmative determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of allegedly dumped and subsidized imports of drawn stainless steel sinks from China.

The record of this proceeding shows a situation that is all too familiar to many U.S. manufacturers in recent years: a handful of U.S. companies facing unfair competition by a massive export-oriented Chinese industry that benefits from large government subsidies and sells its products at unfairly low prices in the U.S. market. Indeed, Chinese companies are responsible for 85 percent of all U.S. imports of drawn stainless steel sinks and the volume of Chinese imports grew by more than 60 percent in the last two years.

Following the conclusion of this initial stage at the ITC, the proceedings will now move toward preliminary countervailing and antidumping duty determinations by the U.S. Department of Commerce, in May and August, respectively.