Today Congressman Pat Tiberi issued the following statement after the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) unanimously determined that imports of corrosion-resistant steel from China, India, Italy, South Korea and Taiwan are causing injury to United States steel producers.
“My dad was a member of the United Steelworkers union for 25 years. I know firsthand the importance of stopping foreign competitors from cheating and undercutting our domestic steelworkers. That is why I testified before the USITC in May to ensure our trade laws are strictly enforced—to protect Ohio jobs and workers like my dad. Today’s decision by the USITC is our second big win of the week and I am glad we are making positive and vital steps to uphold the integrity of the global trading system.”
Note: This decision comes after Congressman Pat Tiberi testified in front of USITC on May 26, 2016, on the need for an enforcement system that punishes those who cheat in trade. Congressman Tiberi emphasized that the USITC needs to use the new rules and authority that Congress gave to them in the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 to ensure the integrity of the global trading system.
In his testimony, Tiberi said:
“Congress has given this body the great responsibility to enforce our antidumping and countervailing duty laws in a manner that will lead to better and fairer market competition throughout this country. In fulfilling that responsibility, I ask you to pay close attention to our recent clarification of the injury standard, and to ensure that our laws are strictly enforced. In order for our domestic steel industry to compete in the global marketplace, we must ensure our foreign competitors play by the same rules and I urge this commission to use these new rules to ensure the integrity of the global trading system.”