FTC Investigates Chinese Windshield Makers

Tuesday, March 27th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON – Federal trade regulators are investigating whether Chinese windshield makers are exporting cut-rate glass and unfairly taking business from U.S. manufacturers.

The U.S. Commerce Department is examining whether 31 Chinese manufacturers are selling their products in the United States below the cost of production or at a lower price than in China, an illegal practice known as dumping.

If the department finds that the Chinese companies are dumping their products, it could add duties to bring the windshield prices in line.

A spokesman for Fuyao Glass Co., one of the Chinese manufacturers named in the investigation, said the company has not engaged in dumping, but runs an efficient operation that keeps prices low.