Decision Confirms Injury to U.S. producers, workers by China & Indonesia
The United Steelworkers (USW) swiftly reacted to today’s affirmative ruling that will apply duties to subsidized and dumped coated paper imports from China and Indonesia, calling the 6-0 vote by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) a “strong confirmation” of the injuries suffered by American paper makers and workers.
USW President Leo W. Gerard declared: “We welcome this ruling after a year-long investigation and all of the public hearings. Painfully, the level of injury required for this decision is the closure of coated paper mills and the thousands of jobs lost preceding this petition.”
He adds, “The members of Congress who testified in support of this trade case against China and Indonesia’s predatory trade practices should get a strong vote for re-election next month, because they stand up for American working families.” The USW president also emphasized, “Trade laws between nations must be enforced with government fact finding and the power to defend jobs and industries with strong tariff penalties for import violations ... more