Statements Regarding the Obama Administration’s Decision to Challenge China’s Rare-Earth Minerals Policy

Elected officials and industry leaders are applauding the Obama Administration for filing a complaint against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning China’s unfair export restraints on rare earths, as well as tungsten and molybdenum. These materials are key inputs in a multitude of U.S made-products and American manufacturing sectors, including hybrid car batteries, wind turbines, energy-efficient lighting, steel, advanced electronics, automobiles, petroleum, and chemicals.

See what people are saying so far:

Congressmen Dave Camp (R-MI) and Kevin Brady (R-TX)

Congressmen Sander Levin (D-MI) and Jim McDermott (D-WA)

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

United Steelworkers

U.S.-China Business Council (USCBC)

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)


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