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U.S. Rep. Gary Peters Applauds Obama Administration for Holding China Accountable on Auto Exports

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Location: West Bloomfield, MI

Today U.S. Rep. Gary Peters applauded the Obama Administration's decision to challenge China's antidumping and countervailing duties on more than $3 billion in exports of American build vehicles. On February 13th, 2011, Peters sent a letter to President Obama urging this challenge. The Peters letter was co-signed by 26 other members of Congress.

"President Obama is 100% right to go after unfair Chinese duties designed to stack the deck against American auto workers," said U.S. Rep. Gary Peters. "In February, I wrote a letter urging the Administration to challenge China for trying to undercut American auto exports and I'm pleased that we helped bring about this important action. I proudly stood with the Obama Administration to defend our auto industry and I'll never stop fighting to protect Michigan's auto manufacturing jobs."

"As we have made clear, the Obama Administration will continue to fight to ensure that China does not misuse its trade laws and violate its international trade commitments to block exports of American-made products," said United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk in a statement today. "American auto workers and manufacturers deserve a level playing field and we are taking every step necessary to stand up for them. This is the third time that the Obama Administration has challenged China's misuse of trade remedies."

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