WASHINGTON D.C. - A D.C.-based nonprofit that supports American manufacturing claims China is exploiting weaknesses in laws governing imports and costing jobs for Ohioans.
The World Trade Organization comes under fire in a new report from the Alliance for American Manufacturing. They claim jobs at Ohio steel mills, like those at the Middletown Works, are being undercut by cheap foreign steel. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says this is a problem.
"The WTO undermined the tools our businesses need to defend themselves. As this reports shows with decision after decision, the WTO has ruled against the U.S. and weakened our laws designed to fight back against unfair subsidies and illegal dumping," Brown says.
Brown wants the Trump administration to bypass the WTO and sanction China for what he believes are trade violations.