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3rd November 2017, Washington, DC

NCTO praises Trump China NME decision

NCTO praised the Trump administration’s recent determination reaffirming China’s non-market economy status for antidumping purposes.The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has praised the Trump administration’s recent determination reaffirming China’s non-market economy status for antidumping purposes and called for even more aggressive US enforcement to crack down on unfair trade practices. President Donald Trump is headed to Asia this week to visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

“The evidence could support no other decision,” said NCTO President & CEO Auggie Tantillo, as NCTO concurred with the US Department of Commerce’s exhaustively researched determination that China is still a non-market economy.

“Properly defining China as a non-market economy simply confirms what every US manufacturer already understands – China has a set of unfair and extraordinary advantages that allow them to displace investment, production and employment in our market.”

Improving trade enforcement

“We encourage President Trump to use his trip to Asia to reaffirm his commitment to enforcing America’s trade laws fairly, but resolutely,” said Mr Tantillo. He pointed to public comments filed by NCTO in response to Executive Order regarding trade agreements violations and abuses, suggesting additional reasonable activities the US government could undertake to improve trade enforcement, thereby creating more good jobs.

NCTO jointly submitted comments with American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA), United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI), and Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI), in May.

NCTO

NCTO is a not-for-profit Washington, DC, based trade association established to represent the entire spectrum of the US textiles sector, from fibres to yarns to fabrics to finished products, as well as suppliers of textile machinery, chemicals and other such sectors, which have a stake in the prosperity and survival of the US textiles sector.

US textiles and apparel manufacturers produced US$ 74.4 billion in output in 2016, and the sector’s supply chain employs 565,000 workers from fibre to finished sewn products.  trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers.

NCTO is also a member of Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement, a multi-industry coalition supporting the continued designation of China as a non-market economy.

www.ncto.org

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