Obama Administration shows it will not permit China to threaten American jobs by using anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings to harm U.S. exports
The United Steelworkers (USW) today lauded the Obama administration’s resolve as it praised a ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in a case the United States filed protesting China’s imposition of duties on imports of American-made grain oriented flat-rolled electrical steel (GOES).
The administration petitioned the WTO in September 2010, asking the trade organization to resolve the imposition of Chinese anti-dumping and countervailing duties on US-made GOES, a product that is widely used in the electrical generation and production industries.
“By unfairly restricting imports of American steel, China has for too long attempted to tilt the playing field for the global steel trade in their direction,” said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. “In filing this case, the Obama administration showed that it will stand strong for American workers, and by ruling in our favor, the WTO has taken an important step toward leveling the playing field for our workers who make products for export ... more