Dingell Hails Introduction of Trade Enforcement Bill: Calls Legislation “Another Step in the Right Direction for American Trade”

Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Dingell (D-MI15) today joined with his colleagues, Congressmen Dave Camp (R-MI), Sander Levin (D-MI), Kevin Brady (R-TX), and Jim McDermott (D-WA), in introducing legislation to permit the Department of Commerce to apply countervailing duty (CVD) orders to non-market economies like China.

“This bipartisan, bicameral legislation is another step in the right direction for American trade,” said Dingell.  “This bill, which the Administration fully supports, will preserve and restore the tools available to the United States for addressing unfair practices by our trading partners.  It will also help level the playing field for U.S. workers and businesses who are at a competitive disadvantage compared to some of their government-subsidized foreign counterparts, thus aiding in the protection and creation of jobs right here in America.”

The bill introduced by Congressmen Camp, Levin, Brady, McDermott, and Dingell overturns a flawed decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that found that U.S. law prohibits the Department of Commerce from applying CVDs to non-market economies.  This legislation is fully compatible with U.S. obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization