Gerard Says Obama Administration Must Support Investigations, Import Relief
The United Steelworkers (USW) has called on the Obama Administration to reject efforts by the government of China to undermine the rule of law in two separate U.S. trade case proceedings that are currently under investigation on whether relief should be imposed for imports of oil country tubular goods and consumer tires.
Leo Gerard, USW International President, expressed outrage in yesterday’s reported attempt by the government of China to influence the U.S. trade remedy investigations. “China’s Ministry of Commerce reflects a total lack of respect for the rule of law that characterizes the U.S. administrative and judicial system,” he said.
The antidumping and countervailing duty case on China imports of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) were entrusted to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) for decisions based on a factual record developed over the course of the investigations. Separately, the USW’s consumer tire case is handled under a country-specific trade law called ‘Section 421’ by the ITC ... more