DeLauro Statement on China Trade Investigation Memo
NEW HAVEN, CT (August 14, 2017) — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement after President Donald Trump instructed the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to begin a review of Chinese trade practices with the United States:
“Chinese firms, especially state-owned businesses, have long manipulated international trade to steal intellectual property at the expense of American businesses, and ultimately, working people. The instruction to the U.S. Trade Representative announced by the White House today may lead to important enforcement actions against China’s unfair practices, but that is only if the Administration will ultimately follow through on its commitments to hold bad actors accountable.
“It is critical that the Administration take action against countries that break the rules at the expense of Americans. We are still awaiting action from the Administration on the Section 232 steel investigation, which was announced in April. Meanwhile, imports of dumped steel have surged at least 18% since the investigation was announced, and American steelworkers are being crushed under the weight of inaction.”