By China Trade Task Force via PRNewswire-USNewswire | Dec 4, 2015

WASHINGTON — More than 15,000 Americans have signed a petition calling on the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to investigate China for its manipulation of the global aluminum market.

Earlier this week, two aluminum smelters in Washington state and another smelter in upstate New York announced that they will be shutting down operations as a result of China’s cheating. Another 1,500 American families are now feeling the pain. In late October 2015, 400 aluminum workers in Kentucky lost their jobs and another 600 aluminum workers in South Carolina were issued with WARN notices.

Communist China continues to provide illegal state owned aluminum producers, with interest-free loans, debt forgiveness and preferential regulatory treatment in violation of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. The American government has done nothing to stop China job hacking tens of thousands of American aluminum workers.

Over 15,000 Americans have signed our petition calling on U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and his team to investigate China’s cheating and initiate a trade case against China.

China Trade Task Force Executive Director Will Dempster said, “The lives of American aluminum workers and their families are being destroyed by China’s illegal trade practices. 15,000 Americans have signed our petition calling on the office of the U.S. Trade Representative to stand up to communist China. If we don’t stand up to China’s cheating, we face the end of America’s aluminum industry as we know it. Now is the time for USTR to take decisive action.”

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