Trade Rule Enforcement

Lack of enforcement of trade rules by the U.S. government means that the odds are stacked against American workers.

U.S. trade laws, when enforced, create a fair environment for trade, allowing U.S. companies to remain competitive in a global market.

The U.S. must enforce its own trade rules and hold other nations accountable for their failure to follow the rules.

News & Opinion
Steel Pipes
See also Workers Rights page

US Trade Commission Orders Duties on Coated Paper Imports United Steelworkers, October 22, 2010
Trade agency launches coated paper imports probe Business Journal of Milwaukee, October 16, 2009
Preliminary Hearing Held by Trade Commission on Coated Paper Case United Steelworkers, October 15, 2009
US Paper Companies Await House Vote Maine Sunday Telegram, September 29, 2010
US Sets Triple Digit Duties on China Paper Industry Reuters, September 21, 2010
Paper: The Next Trade Skirmish Forbes, September 24, 2009
Paper is Next Front in China Trade Fight Wall Street Journal, September 24, 2009
U.S. union files new trade case against China Reuters, September 23, 2009
USW Joins Paper Industry in Major Trade Cases Against China, Indonesia United Steelworkers, September 23, 2009

AAM Study cites impact of Chinese glass production Winchester News-Gazette (IN), October 14, 2009
New World Trade Center’s Chinese Glass is Adding to Trade Furor Washington Post, October 10, 2009
USW Affirms Report on China Glass Industry Subsidization as Job Threat United Steelworkers, October 9, 2009
China faulted over subsidies: Report says glass makers benefit from $30.3B in aid Toledo Blade, October 9, 2009
Through China’s looking glass-Subsidies to the Chinese glass industry from 2004-08 Economic Policy Institute, October 8, 2009

Steel Pipes
Steel Pipe Makers Hurt by China Imports U.S. ITC Says Bloomberg, October 15 2010
USW Applauds Final ITC Vote for Duties on Seamless Pipe China Imports United Steelworkers, October 15, 2010
U.S. Weighs Trade Fight Over Steel Wall Street Journal, October 8, 2009
Obama Administration Begins Probe of Chinese Steel Pipe Imports Dow Jones, October 7, 2009
US to mull new duties on China steel pipe imports Reuters, October 7, 2009
US mulls import penalties on Chinese steel pipes Agence France-Presse, October 7, 2009
U.S. Says China Violated Trade Law Washington Post, September 10, 2009
USW Joins Oil Tubular Trade Case Against China Imports United Steelworkers, April 8, 2009