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Ten Congressmen Co-Sponsoring
Knollenberg Resolution Concerning Steel-Import Duties

Ten Congressmen Co-Sponsoring
Knollenberg Resolution Concerning Steel-Import Duties

Thursday, March 3, 2005
 
When Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R-MI) introduced his resolution in mid-February urging the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) to consider the impact of anti-dumping/countervailing (AD/CVD) orders on U.S. steel consumers, he called the issue one of “fundamental fairness.” Since that time, ten members of Congress have joined him as co-sponsors: Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Rep. David Dreier (R-CA), Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI), Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), Rep. Mark Kennedy (R-MN), Rep. Don Kind (D-WI), Rep. Donald Manzullo (R-IL), Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI), Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI). Nearly 190 AD/CVD orders are in place on various types of steel—some are more than 20 years old—and are unnecessarily plaguing metalformers with price hikes, shortages, late shipments and other disruptions in the steel marketplace. Yesterday (March 2), the ITC conducted a sunset review hearing to review duties placed on hot-rolled steel products from Japan, Brazil and Russia. PMA representatives testified on behalf of steel consuemrs, and will do so again on April 26 at a sunset review hearing on stainless steels from eight countries.

 

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