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Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) today announced strong support for the ‘Trade Enforcement Priorities Act of 2009’ (S. 1982) introduced by U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) that would breakdown foreign barriers for exports to help create American jobs.
Described as strengthening a trade law provision known as ‘Super 301,’ the legislation would require identification of priority trade barriers that hinder job creation and economic growth in the U.S. It would make sure foreign governments are living up to their trade agreements and not placing barriers that inhibit U.S. goods being shipped into their markets.
Gerard said, “The USW enthusiastically supports the efforts of Senators Brown, Stabenow and the other co-sponsors in taking this meaningful step forward to level the playing field for American manufacturers who export goods to foreign markets. After the past eight years of trade enforcement inaction by the U.S. government, it’s high time we reinvigorate the Super 301 as a priority,” he declared. “We seek a more aggressive posture in eliminating foreign trade-distorting practices that undermine our manufacturing jobs ... more