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View interactive map of steel-consuming jobs vs. steel-producing jobs by state and congressional district.
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Who We Are
The Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (CITAC) is a Washington, DC-based trade organization with one primary objective: to ensure that consuming industries and manufacturers in America have access to reliable supplies of globally-priced materials necessary for those industries to produce their products. More
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US: Least Consumer Friendly Trade Laws

US: Least Consumer Friendly Trade LawsThe U.S. has the least consumer-friendly trade remedy law of any major trading nation. Click on the chart to see how it compares.

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CITAC on Section 421 Tire Import Issue

CITAC: Obama Administration Tariffs on Chinese Tires Will Hurt U.S. Automakers and Other Downstream Industries (September 12, 2009) Read

Comments filed with USTR (July 27, 2009) Read

Press Release "CITAC Urges Administration to Tread Lightly on Penalties for Tires From China (June 29, 2009)" Read

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CITAC on 'Zeroing'

CITAC Calls on United States to Comply with Latest WTO Decision Against Use of "Zeroing" August 18, 2009 Read

Another Loss at WTO for U. S. Zeroing Policy; CITAC Calls on Government to End Anti-Consuming Industry Practice. April 28, 2009. Read

CITAC Urges Immediate End to Zeroing as WTO Rules Against its Use for Seventh Time. February 5, 2009. Read

CITAC: ‘Trade Enforcement’ Bill Would Hurt U.S. Manufacturers And Exporters; Ignores Needs of Consuming Industries. July 22, 2008. Read

CITAC Joins Businesses to Urge President Bush to Reject "Zeroing" Legislation: Press Release, December 12, 2007. Read

CITAC’s Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Zeroing. August 24, 2007 Read

CITAC’s Comments to House Ways and Means Committee on Zeroing. February 8, 2007  Read (PDF)

CITAC’s Letters to Congress Regarding Eliminating "Zeroing".
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CITAC’s Comments on Commerce’s Zeroing Proposal. May 4, 2006  Read

Press release: CITAC Calls on Commerce Department to Stop “Zeroing” Practice Following WTO Ruling. April 18, 2006 Read

 
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CITAC on the Byrd Amendment
The Byrd Amendment is one of CITAC's most important trade issues. Its repeal would do away with one of the most egregious current examples of corporate welfare, totaling more than $1 billion to date with no strings attached. Read more about CITAC´s efforts to repeal the Byrd Amendment :
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Letter from 94 companies urging Congress to reject ‘Byrd Amendment’ revival. September 24, 2008Read

GAO Report on the Byrd Amendment, September-October 2005 Read

FY 2005 "Byrd Amendment" Million Dollar Jackpot Winners. Read

Byrd Amendment Distributions of $1 Million or More Fiscal Year 2004. Read

Repeal the "Byrd Amendment." January 2005 Read

"Trading Places: Speaker Wilkins' Skills Needed in Ottawa" — editorial by Michael Fannings, CITAC Chairman, on the Softwood lumber and Byrd Amendment issues involved in Canada-US trade exports. Read

 

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The Heritage Foundation on The Byrd Amendment:
"... the Byrd Amendment ... supposedly is designed to prevent other countries from 'dumping' — ... But the law actually sets up a perverse incentive: If a company claims it is being harmed by foreign competitors, it can ask the Commerce Department for relief. So, instead of encouraging free trade, this measure does just the opposite." Read this article.

 

CITAC on AD/CVD System
Testimony of Lewis E. Leibowitz before the Trade Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. August 2, 2007 Read

The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act:
CITAC letter of support for the HR 4217, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, addressed to the Subcommittee on Trade of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. August 22, 2006 Read

Consumer-Friendly Provisions in Major Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Laws of Trading Nations of the World. June 19, 2006 Read (PDF)

CITAC Letter of Support and Comments to the Department of Commerce on Proposed Procedures for Importation of Supplies for Use in Emergency Relief Work, 71 Fed. Reg. 35846 (June 22, 2006). July 24, 2006. Read

Resolution by J. Knollenberg, member of Congress, submitted to the House of Representatives on February 10, 2005. Read (PDF)

J. Knollenberg calls other members of Congress to co-sponsor his resolution. Read (PDF)

Retrospective Collection of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties — Impact On Consuming Industries. January 2005 Read
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Press Releases

CITAC: Electrical Steel Trade Case Threatens Supply Shortage and Prohibitve Cost Increases for U.S. Manufacturers 12/13/13 Read

 

New Ranking of Trade Case Procedures Shows U.S. Tied for Last Place in Considering Downstream Consuming Industries 5/7/12  Read

 

CITAC Applauds U.S. Decision to Abandon Discredited Practice of "Zeroing"  2/7/12  Read

 

CITAC Calls on Commerce Department to Suspend All Countervailing Duty Proceedings Against Products from Non-Market Economy Countries 12/30/11  Read

 

CITAC: Time to End Retrospective Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty System 12/20/11  Read

 

CITAC Urges Department of Commerce to End "Zeroing" 2/231/11  Read

 

CITAC Applauds Commerce Proposal to End "Zeroing" 1/3/11  Read

 

CITAC: USITC Report on Exports Underscores Need to Avoid Unnecessary Trade Restrictions 11/11/10 Read

 

CITAC Supports Section 301 Process to Investigate Allegations on China's Rare Earth Metals and Green Energy Policies 10/28/10 Read

 

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