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Joint Statement on Chinese Retaliation against U.S. Autos

December 14, 2011

Washington, DC – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Ranking Member Sandy Levin (D-MI), Trade Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim McDermott (D-WA) issued the following joint statement:

“We are extremely concerned by China’s announcement today that it will impose new duties on U.S. auto exports.  China’s actions are unjustifiable, and unfortunately, this appears to be just one more instance of impermissible Chinese retaliation against the United States and other trading partners.  This action appears to violate China’s WTO commitments, and we urge the Administration to exercise all available options to enforce U.S. rights, including, as appropriate, enforcing U.S. rights at the World Trade Organization.”