Casey-Backed Bill to Crackdown on Unfair Chinese Trade Practices Passes House

Legislation to Protect PA Jobs, Crack Down on Unfairly Subsidized Goods from China to Go to the President to be Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today praised the passage of bipartisan legislation to prevent the repeal of trade remedies that help Pennsylvania companies compete against unfair imports from countries like China.

“This is a big victory for Pennsylvania’s workers,” Senator Casey said. “For far too long, China has been allowed to disadvantage U.S. manufacturers though unfair trade practices and this law will help crack down on China to level the playing field for our workers.”

The legislation, which will now go to the President to be signed into law, would maintain the Commerce Department’s ability to apply tariffs, known as countervailing duties, on unfairly subsidized goods produced in nonmarket economies like China. A ruling in December by a federal appeals court would have limited the Unite States’ ability to apply these tariffs, putting Pennsylvania jobs and manufacturers at a disadvantage.

Pennsylvania companies impacted by countervailing duties are below:

Company

Product

City

County

United States Steel Corporation

Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe; Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Line Pipe; Oil Country Tubular Goods; Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe

Pittsburgh

Allegheny

United States Steel Corporation

Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Line Pipe; Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe

McKeesport

Allegheny

Fisher & Ludlow

Steel Grating

Wexford

Allegheny

Marcegaglia USA Inc

Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe

Munhall

Allegheny

Resco Products, Inc.

Magnesia Carbon Bricks

Pittsburgh

Allegheny

Resco Products, Inc.

Magnesia Carbon Bricks

Tarentum

Allegheny

TMK IPSCO

Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe

Koppel

Beaver

TMK IPSCO

Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe; Drill Pipe; Oil Country Tubular Goods; Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe

Ambridge

Beaver

Johnstown Wire Technologies, Inc.

Galvanized Steel Wire

Johnstown

Cambria

Superbag Corporation

Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags

Milesburg

Centre

Berwick Offray

Narrow Woven Ribbons with Woven Selvedge

Berwick

Columbia

Resco Products, Inc.

Magnesia Carbon Bricks

New Castle

Lawrence

Wheatland Tube

Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe; Oil Country Tubular Goods

Sharon

Mercer

Wheatland Tube

Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe

Wheatland

Mercer

Sharon Tube Company

Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe

Sharon

Mercer

Allied Tube & Conduit

Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe; Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Sapa Extrusions, Inc.

Aluminum Extrusions

Cressona

Schuylkill

 

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