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U.S. Investigation into China’s Maritime Trade Practices

Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have influenced the Biden Administration to investigate China’s unfair trade practices in the shipbuilding industry, as per the request of the United Steelworkers (USW).

The investigation, to be conducted by U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, will examine allegations of China undermining American national security and economic interests in maritime, logistics, and shipbuilding sectors. USW’s petition, supported by Senators Casey and Baldwin, led to this action, highlighting the U.S. shipbuilding industry’s decline due to China’s state-subsidized expansion.

The USTR will accept public comments until May 22, 2024, and hold a public hearing on May 29, 2024. Casey advocates for Buy America standards and legislation to strengthen U.S. manufacturing against foreign competitive pressures.


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