Business: Hot Duel over Dumping

Charges of kickbacks and cover-ups in Japanese TV imports

"The Executive Branch has neither the will nor the means to enforce the antidumping laws."

-Zenith Chairman John Nevin

America's TV manufacturers have long been bitter about the flood of Japanese television sets into the U.S. For nearly ten years, they have insisted that these imports, which last year totaled 2.8 million sets and captured 40% of the market, have been illegally "dumped," sold at cheap prices way below those charged in Japan. But the last three Administrations have been strangely deaf to the industry's plaints....

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