The U.S. has been getting tough on China trade

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Recently the U.S. trade representative, Ron Kirk, sent a letter of dispute to the World Trade Organization on behalf of the American auto industry. Mr. Kirk asked the WTO to contact the Chinese government on its ongoing violations regarding the manufacturing of auto parts designated for export. This should be on every news station in the country.

We are actually doing something about trade with China. Call it whatever you want, but we have been getting tough on China for a few years now. From tires and oil field pipe to rare earth minerals necessary for advanced electronics, the U.S. markets have been at the mercy of dumping and other unfair trade practices.

I applaud the administration for its efforts to stop the practice of treating American consumers like an ATM. The Chinese have agreed to play ball by the rules set forward in the World Trade Organization, and immediately after making that agreement, they began breaking that agreement.

GEORGE CALKO
Field Coordinator
Alliance for American Manufacturing
Downtown


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