Boccieri Applauds International Trade Commission's Determination Against Chinese Steel Products
Federal commission found certain foreign steel imports to be unfairly subsidized, priced at below market value

State Rep. John Boccieri (D-Poland) today applauded the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)’s recent determination that the U.S. steel industry is being materially injured by imports of corrosion-resistant steel products from China, India, Italy, Korea and Taiwan. The ruling paves the way for the U.S. Department of Commerce to enforce an antidumping order on products from these five countries and a countervailing duty order on products from the first four governments, which subsidize their steel industries.

“Chinese steel dumping has been wreaking havoc on our hardworking steelworkers for years, causing steel mill closures and thousands of lost jobs not only in our state but across the country,” said Boccieri. “The worst part is that this foreign steel is inferior to what we make here in the U.S., which has serious safety implications for the schools, bridges and buildings built with this steel.”

All six commissioners voted in support of the June 24 determination that the corrosion-resistant steel products are sold at less than fair value in the U.S.

Rep. Boccieri is the primary sponsor of House Bill 558, legislation requiring that all schools funded through public dollars to use only domestic steel products for new construction. The Poland lawmaker introduced the bill in mid-May, after Sebring authorities discovered a middle school water fountain built with faulty Chinese steel contained high levels of lead.

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