US UNIT OF BROTHER INDUSTRIES WINS ANTI-DUMPING RULING

US UNIT OF BROTHER INDUSTRIES WINS ANTI-DUMPING RULING

The U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Brother Industries Ltd. said Monday it won an anti-dumping ruling stemming from sales of electric typewriters imported from Singapore by Connecticut-based Smith Corona Corp.

Brother International Corp. said the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that the company was being injured by imports of portable electronic typewriters from Singapore.The U.S. Department of Commerce had found earlier that the typewriters were being sold at less than fair value in the United States, Brother said.

The imports of portable typewriters from Singapore were valued at $82 million in 1992.

Brother filed the dumping complaint in May 1991, but the Commerce Department ruled Brother was not a U.S. producer and dropped the case. The department reopened the case last year after being overruled by the U.S. Court of International Trade, which said Brother was a U.S. firm.