Congressman Tim Ryan Applauds Preliminary Commerce Department Findings in United Steelworker Trade Case Against Imports of Vehicle Tires from China

Nov 26, 2014 Issues: Helping Working Families

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tim Ryan today applauded the U.S. Commerce Department’s preliminary finding that tires manufactured in China and sold in the United States are being subsidized by the Chinese government, leading to the loss of thousands of good-paying jobs for American tire workers. In a letter sent last week with twenty-five of his Congressional colleagues, Congressman Ryan urged U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to move quickly to “provide relief that will restore fair trade to the tire sector in the long- term and that will address the surging imports presently facing the industry.”

“I am pleased that the US Department of Commerce has recognized once again that American jobs are being jeopardized by unfair trading practices by China. This ruling is the first step in leveling the playing field for hard working Americans,” said Congressman Ryan. “We owe a debt of gratitude to the United Steelworkers for initiating this case.” 

Anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws provide U.S. businesses and workers with an opportunity to seek relief from market disruptions caused by dumping and unfairly subsided imports into the United States. 

A copy of the letter to Secretary Pritzker is available here.