AAM Applauds Obama Administration China Trade Decision
Administration Deserves “a tremendous amount of credit”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) today issued the below statement in response to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative decision to accept the Section 301 Trade Petition of the United Steelworkers regarding clean energy production.
The following may be attributed to AAM Executive Director Scott Paul:
“The Obama Administration deserves a tremendous amount of credit for considering this case on its merits, rather than letting some overarching philosophy dictate the outcome. We could not be more pleased.
“This will make a huge difference for American workers and businesses in the clean energy manufacturing sector. If the Administration’s efforts with China are successful, the ultimate result will be more American jobs.”
The Section 301 trade petition was filed on September 9, 2010, by the United Steelworkers documenting China’s multiple illegal trade practices on clean energy and other green technologies. The 5,800 page petition details the more than 80 Chinese laws, regulations and practices that violate international trade agreements and are designed to crush U.S. clean energy manufacturing and green technology. By law, the USTR had until October 24, 2010 by which to respond.