WASHINGTON—The Alliance for American Manufacturing is urging its supporters to contact their legislators, urging them to co-sponsor a bill that would strengthen protection for domestic manufacturers under countervailing and antidumping duties regulations.
H.R. 2523, the American Trade Enforcement Effectiveness Act, was introduced May 21 and currently has 34 bipartisan co-sponsors. The bill would lessen the burden of proof in demonstrating material injury, among other things.
“Thousands of American workers have faced layoffs this year because there's been a surge in trade cheating and imports from countries like China,” said AAM President Scott Paul in a news release.
“The new bill seeks to make it easier for companies and workers to seek remedy against trade cheating like this—before the layoffs and plant closures begin.”
The AAM has a sample letter on its website, http://action.americanmanufacturing.org, for supporters to sign and forward to their members of Congress, urging them to co-sponsor H.R. 2523.