- In 2013, the U.S. Government found that Samsung and LG were unlawfully dumping South Korean and Mexican washers into the United States.
- The two companies responded by moving washer production to China.
- In early 2017, the U.S. Government issued a new antidumping order against Samsung and LG for washers made in China.
- Even before the government established those penalties, the two companies stockpiled washers in the U.S. and immediately moved production to Vietnam and Thailand when the penalties took effect.
- In May 2017, Whirlpool Corp. filed a safeguard petition with the U.S. ITC to end this pattern of serial country-hopping to circumvent trade orders.
- In October 2017, The ITC voted unanimously that increased large-residential washer imports have been (or threaten to be) a substantial cause of serious injury to the U.S. washer industry.
- In December 2017, the ITC provided its remedy recommendations to the president.