Chinese Steel Practices Ruled Illegal Twice This Week
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) determined today that China and Korea unfairly dumped certain corrosion-resistant steel products into America's open market. The ruling comes after a Wednesday decision stating that China also illegally dumped cold-rolled steel products.
Said Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul:
"For years we’ve been saying it and Washington is finally listening: China doesn’t play fair when it comes to steel.
"This week is a win for America’s steelmakers. The ITC took two steps forward by enforcing our trade laws, and we commend the commission for addressing illegal steel imports.
"Amid the celebration, we also hope that policymakers will remember that the time to stop a flood is before you’re in over your head. While today's decision provides relief, the damage has already been done. Until our manufacturers are given the ability to proactively defend themselves, they will be forced to wade in deep waters, with American workers’ livelihoods at risk."