CSUSTL APPLAUDS USCMA DUTY EVASION VERIFICATION PROCEDURE AS A MAJOR STEP FORWARD FOR DUTY ENFORCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  (Washington, DC, October 18) -- The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) welcomes provisions included in Chapter 10 of the United States, Mexico, Canada, Agreement (USMCA) creating new procedures to address circumvention and evasion of trade remedy orders. For almost a century, the United States (US) has promoted and employed America’s antidumping … Continue reading CSUSTL APPLAUDS USCMA DUTY EVASION VERIFICATION PROCEDURE AS A MAJOR STEP FORWARD FOR DUTY ENFORCEMENT

CSUSTL APPLAUDS “LONG OVERDUE” ELIMINATION OF CHAPTER 19 PANELS IN US/MEXICO TRADE PACT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   (Washington, DC, August 29) -- The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) applauds the announcement by United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer that the United States and Mexico have agreed to eliminate Chapter 19 of the original NAFTA from their announced bilateral trade pact.  USTR Lighthizer is to be … Continue reading CSUSTL APPLAUDS “LONG OVERDUE” ELIMINATION OF CHAPTER 19 PANELS IN US/MEXICO TRADE PACT

CSUSTL WELCOMES COMPLETION OF ‘USMCA’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Washington, DC, October 1) -- The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) welcomes the announcement by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer of the completion of talks on the new trade agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada (the USMCA).  It is a significant achievement.  We appreciate the hard work of … Continue reading CSUSTL WELCOMES COMPLETION OF ‘USMCA’

Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws Strongly Opposes Senate Bill to Suspend/Intervene AD/CVD Case

(Washington, DC, May 14, 2018) – The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) today expressed alarm at the introduction of the Senate bill entitled the “Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade Act of 2018” (PRINT Act). The bill proposes to suspend an active case seeking a remedy for unfair trade practices and to interject … Continue reading Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws Strongly Opposes Senate Bill to Suspend/Intervene AD/CVD Case

CSUSTL Applauds WTO Dispute Panel Ruling in Case Involving Coated Paper from Indonesia

(Washington, DC, December 7) – The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) today applauded the decision by a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel upholding determinations by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC) which led to the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of certain coated paper … Continue reading CSUSTL Applauds WTO Dispute Panel Ruling in Case Involving Coated Paper from Indonesia

CSUSTL Welcomes Commerce Department’s Confirmation of China’s Non-Market Economy Status

(Washington, DC, October 31, 2017) – The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) welcomes and applauds the determination issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) that China’s economy should continue to be properly treated as a “Non-Market Economy” (NME) for purposes of calculating antidumping margins. The determination comes in the context of a … Continue reading CSUSTL Welcomes Commerce Department’s Confirmation of China’s Non-Market Economy Status

Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws Calls for Strengthened State Enterprise Rules in NAFTA Renegotiation

(Washington, DC, September 21) – The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (“CSUSTL”) supports strong, comprehensive, and enforceable rules governing the conduct of state-owned and -controlled enterprises (“state enterprises”). Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) provides an important opportunity for the U.S. and its NAFTA partners to implement state enterprise rules that … Continue reading Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws Calls for Strengthened State Enterprise Rules in NAFTA Renegotiation

The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws Calls for Including Currency Discipline in NAFTA talks. Renews Call for Treatment as Countervailable Subsidy

Currency Manipulation Distorts International Trade, Threatens the International Financial System and Unlawfully Subsidizes Exporters (Washington, DC, September 21, 2017) The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) continues to be deeply concerned about foreign government manipulation of currency values and the absence of an enforceable and effective discipline to address it. “Undervalued exchange rates discriminate against U.S. … Continue reading The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws Calls for Including Currency Discipline in NAFTA talks. Renews Call for Treatment as Countervailable Subsidy

CSUSTL calls for abolition of NAFTA Chapter 19

IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Washington, DC, September 19) – The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) today published a position paper calling for the abolition of Chapter 19 of the original NAFTA agreement (“Review and Dispute Settlement in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Matters”).  The paper identifies the current system of binational panel review of whether domestic … Continue reading CSUSTL calls for abolition of NAFTA Chapter 19

CSUSTL Supports Administration Efforts to Provide Modifications to Trade Remedy Laws to Address Special Needs of Seasonal, Perishable, Cyclical Agricultural Products

The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (“CSUSTL”) consists of trade associations, companies and unions from both manufacturing and agriculture that have had to use U.S. trade remedy laws when faced with unfair trade practices on imports or surges in imports that have posed problems for companies and their workers. The Trump Administration in their … Continue reading CSUSTL Supports Administration Efforts to Provide Modifications to Trade Remedy Laws to Address Special Needs of Seasonal, Perishable, Cyclical Agricultural Products