Samsung Rejects Allegations Ahead of Section 201 International Trade Commission Hearing
Today, the U.S. International Trade Commission will convene the first public hearing on its Global Safeguard (Section 201) Investigation into Large Residential Washers.
Samsung rejects the notion that imports of our washing machines has harmed domestic industry.
Our success in the U.S. laundry market is due to our ability to meet new consumer preferences. American consumers buy Samsung washing machines because of our design, quality workmanship and innovation. Samsung innovations like FlexWash, AddWash and ActiveWash have pushed the industry forward, resulting in washers that are faster, quieter and more efficient.
The U.S. market is one of our most valued. We employ thousands of people in the U.S. and have invested more than $27 billion in factories, R&D and design centers for decades across the country. Together, our employees form a coast-to-coast network that brings new technology to their friends, family and consumers across the nation.
We continue to invest in the U.S. In addition to operating a $17 billion state-of-the-art semiconductor facility in Austin, Texas, in June we announced an agreement to open a manufacturing plant in Newberry, South Carolina that will produce some of Samsung’s industry-leading home appliances, including washers.
We’re proud of our nearly 40 year history in the United States and look forward to making more of the Samsung products that American consumers love.
In testimony to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in Washington D.C. today, Tim Baxter, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics America and John Herrington, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Home Appliances for Samsung Electronics America addressed the company’s stance on the commission’s Global Safeguard (Section 201) Investigation into Large Residential Washers. Click to read the full text of both testimonies.
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As President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America, Tim Baxter is responsible for the continued growth and success of Samsung’s $30 billion+ consumer and enterprise businesses across Samsung Electronics America and Samsung Electronics Canada. Tim oversees the strategic vision for these two business and leads the sales, marketing, and operations teams within Consumer Electronics, Mobile, Home Appliance, Customer Care, and Services and New Business.