WASHINGTON, D.C., July 13, 2016 -- Representatives from the Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement (MTE) coalition hosted separate briefings this week for around 60 House and Senate staffers to highlight the significance of Chinese market economy status (MES) for U.S. manufacturers. The coalition -- representing aluminum, steel, chemical, textile and other industries -- opposes the automatic granting of market economy status for China this December, the 15th anniversary of China’s accession to the World Trade Organization. U.S. law requires that the Department of Commerce make an MES determination based on established criteria, which the coalition argues China has not met.
Presenters included Heidi Brock with the Aluminum Association; Kevin Dempsey with the American Iron and Steel Association; Paul O’Day with the American Fiber Manufacturers Association and Larry Sloan with the Society of Chemical Manufactures and Affiliates
You can download the coalition’s full briefing deck here.
The Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement coalition now includes 20 member organizations representing for more than 1 million American workers.