This morning, Representative Kathy Hochul (NY-26) praised the Administration's actions to counter China's predatory trade practices while touring JR Company, a specialty automotive equipment distributor in Clarence.
"China's engagement in unfair trade policies is severely hindering our nation's automotive industry and specifically hurting businesses here in Western New York. American businesses need our help, and the Administration's actions are a step in the right direction toward leveling the playing field for our domestic automakers. I am pleased that action is being taken against this serious problem, and I urge continued vigilance in our efforts to ensure U.S. business are not at an unfair disadvantage," Rep. Hochul said.
Today, the Administration challenged unfair Chinese duties on American-made automobiles before the World Trade Organization (WTO). Many businesses have expressed concern that the Chinese government unfairly subsidizes its auto parts industry, blocks U.S. exports into China, and limits the export of key raw materials.
In March, Rep. Hochul helped lead an effort calling on the President to protect American jobs and use all possible measures to counter Chinese policies harming the American auto sector. Hochul and 187 other Members of Congress wrote to the President urging him to stand up for American jobs and businesses by holding China accountable for its actions. In January, the Economic Policy Institute concluded nearly 1.6 million U.S. jobs are at risk if unfair Chinese policies are not ended.