Scott Paul discusses Obama Administration decision to file World Trade Organization case against China
The Alliance for American Manufacturing's (AAM) Executive Director Scott Paul has been talking a lot today about the Obama Administration's decision to file a case with the World Trade Organization (W.T.O.) against China for its illegal subsizing of autos and auto parts.
Here's a sample of what Paul said to various media outlets:
Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, which has been pushing the Obama administration to launch the auto parts case, hailed the action. 'President Obama is delivering a major boost to our nation’s automotive sector workers and businesses today by holding China accountable for its cheating,' Mr Paul said.
The Alliance for American Manufacturing, in partnership with the steelworkers union, has said more than 400,000 jobs in the U.S. auto-supply chain have been lost since 2000 in part because of China's "persistent violations of World Trade Organization rules." That is separate from the 1.6 million U.S. jobs the groups say are at risk.
Both groups welcomed the administration announcement Monday.
'President Obama is delivering a major boost to our nation's automotive sector workers and businesses today by holding China accountable for its cheating,' said Scott Paul.
'The facts in the case are indisputable. China is subsidizing its auto parts sector, blocking our exports, and causing significant harm to workers and businesses in our nation,' said the Alliance for American Manufacturing, the steel and auto parts coalition.
'Our auto assembly sector, now back on its feet, could be undercut by China's cheating, causing irreparable damage to the heart of America's productive economy. Auto parts makers in America have already seen the effects of 25 percent surges in Chinese imports over each of the past two years.'
AAM's official statement can be found here.
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