For Immediate Release
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Contact: Matthew Morgan – 202-226-5543
Conyers Calls on U.S. Government to Contest Unfair Chinese Duties on American Cars
(WASHINGTON) – Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI 14.) joined Representative Gary Peters (D-MI 09) and 25 of their House colleagues in a letter urging President Obama to work with the United States Trade Representative to initiate a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute contesting the recent trade duties China imposed on American vehicles. This latest set of tariffs levied on American cars, which are in addition to existing taxes and duties that already could add up to 25% more to the cost of an American vehicle, represents the Chinese government’s continuing engagement in unfair trade practices in regards to American imports.
“Despite being a member of the WTO for over 10 years, China has consistently employed unfair trade practices at the expense of American manufacturers,” said Conyers. “The U.S has every right to press its case before the WTO. China is obligated to allow American car manufacturers and autoworkers to compete in their markets on a level playing field.”
China Auto Duties Letter To White House, February 13, 2012
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