Hoyer Statement on WTO Ruling on the U.S. Challenge of China's Raw Materials Export Restraints

For Immediate Release:

January 31, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on yesterday's U.S. victory before the World Trade Organization Appellate Body in the U.S. challenge of China’s raw materials export restraints:

“A key component of House Democrats’ Make It In America jobs plan is taking action to ensure that our trading partners are playing fair.  President Obama has made this an important part of our trade policy and approach to economic competitiveness, and I applaud the diligence with which his Administration, including U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, has successfully pursued this case before the World Trade Organization.  This ruling will discourage companies from relocating to China to take advantage of artificially-cheap raw materials, and it will help American manufacturers compete with China’s producers and create jobs here at home.” 

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