USW Welcomes ITC’s Preliminary Determination on Tin Mill Products from Eight Countries

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, 412-562-2444,

(Pittsburgh) – The United Steelworkers (USW) union today welcomed the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) unanimous preliminary determination on tin and chromium coated sheet steel products from China and seven other countries.

“USW members know better than anyone how dumping and illegal subsidies jeopardize U.S. jobs, hurt domestic industries and imperil our communities,” said USW International President Tom Conway. “Today’s decision is a step in the right direction toward clamping down on unfairly traded tin products sold in the United States.”

The USW and Cleveland-Cliffs in January filed a countervailing duty (CVD) petition against China and antidumping (AD) petitions against China and seven other countries. The ITC set preliminary antidumping margins ranging from 46.76 percent to 296.04 percent.

“Our members work hard making high-quality products, and they deserve to compete on a level playing field,” Conway said. “Today’s ITC determination provides us with a path forward for workers under siege from dumped and illegally subsidized imports.”

Thousands of USW members make tin mill products a number of locations, including in California, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia.

The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in many industries that include metals, mining, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining, the service, public and health care sectors and higher education.

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