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September 03, 2007 

Support Grows for American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act

The Automotive Trade Policy Council (ATPC), whose members include Chrysler, Ford and General Motors, recently endorsed H.R. 1127, the "American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act".

H.R. 1127, which was introduced in Congress by Representative Joe Knollenberg (R-MI), would allow U.S. manufacturers to participate in antidumping and countervailing duty cases.

Under current U.S. law, industrial users do not have standing in antidumping and countervailing duty cases even though a decision to place antidumping or countervailing duties on raw materials and other production inputs can impact their production costs. H.R. 1127 would give industrial users legal standing in trade remedy cases involving the products that they import. H.R. 1127 also requires the U.S. International Trade Commission to weigh the harm to industrial users in making material injury determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty determinations.

The Automotive Trade Policy Council joins the Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (CITAC) in supporting H.R. 1127. CITAC voice its support for H.R. 1127 in testimony before the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee on August 2, 2007.

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The bottom line is JOBS. The U.S. lost 46,000 manufacturing jobs in August 2007. More significantly, the ongoing losses are taking a cumulative toll on communities throughout the country. We need to adequately enforce our trade laws, and hold countries like China accountable for illegal trading practices such as currency manipulation. Otherwise, we’ll continue to shed manufacturing jobs.

Please share your stories about lost manufacturing jobs.

The Alliance for American Manufacturing is a national, non-partisan group dedicated to strengthening U.S. manufacturing. AAM’s blog,, covers issues related to U.S. manufacturing jobs and is compiling firsthand accounts of factory closings and lost jobs.

AAM invites people to share their stories about lost manufacturing jobs, either by emailing Steven Capozzola at, or by posting a comment directly on the blog,


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