MANUFACTURERS FOR TRADE ENFORCEMENT SUPPORTS CHINA’S CONTINUED DESIGNATION AS NON-MARKET ECONOMY

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Matt Meenan,
Sr. Director of Public Affairs, The Aluminum Association
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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11, 2017 -- The Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement (MTE), a coalition representing more than one million workers in the aluminum, steel, cement, chemical, textile and other manufacturing industries, submitted comments to the Department of Commerce supporting the department’s continued approach of a criteria-based assessment of market economy treatment for any country. The coalition further argued that China does not currently satisfy the statutory requirements to be considered a market economy.

The MTE submitted the comments in response to the Commerce Department’s recent inquiry into the continued treatment of China as a non-market economy under existing antidumping and countervailing duty laws.

You can read the full comments here.

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About the Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement
Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement (MTE) is a coalition of leading U.S. manufacturing groups united in calling for a principled stand on China’s market economy status (MES). The coalition represents more than one million workers in the aluminum, steel, cement, chemical, textile and other manufacturing industries. U.S. law requires that the Department of Commerce make an MES determination based on established criteria, which China has not met. State support of domestic manufacturing in China has distorted global markets, hurting domestic manufacturers. To learn more, please visit www.tradeenforcement.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.