Congresswoman Linda Sánchez released the following statement today after President Obama announced his administration will launch an enforcement action against China for illegally subsidizing exports in their auto and auto-parts sectors:
"I applaud President Obama for addressing China's unfair auto subsidies that hurt U.S. auto-manufacturers and make it harder for them to compete with Chinese products on a global scale," said Congresswoman Sánchez. "American manufacturers deserve a level-playing field and we must ensure they are not undermined by trade practices that are currently prohibited by the World Trade Organization (WTO)."
"Creating a strong manufacturing sector is crucial to our economic recovery. That is why I'm fighting to enact the ENFORCE Act (H.R. 3057), which would establish new procedures for investigating claims against foreign manufacturers that evade anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders.
"China must be held accountable. Today's actions are a necessary step in protecting and promoting U.S. manufacturing. They send a clear message that we will not allow unfair trade practices to undermine U.S. competitiveness. I look forward to working with President Obama on this important issue."