01.24.18

Peters, Stabenow Statements on Trump Administration’s Tariff Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today released statements on the Trump Administration’s decision to impose tariffs on foreign-made washing machines.  This follows calls from Stabenow and Peters for the International Trade Commission to recommend that the Trump Administration take strong action against these imports that harm domestic manufacturers. 

“For too long Michigan’s workers have been negatively impacted by Chinese and South Korean companies unfairly dumping cheap products into the market,” said Senator Peters. “I’m pleased that following our calls to act, the Trump Administration is taking action against unfair trade practices that undercut Michigan businesses. I will keep fighting to protect Michigan workers and companies from unfair competitors so they can succeed in the global marketplace.”

“Our Michigan workers and manufacturers are the best in the world and can compete with anyone when given a level playing field,” said Senator Stabenow. “I have fought aggressively to enforce our trade laws to stop companies in China and South Korea from cheating.  This action is good for Michigan companies and workers.”

In 2017, Stabenow and Peters applauded a 2017 decision by the U.S. International Trade Committee that foreign manufacturers of washers were engaging in unfair trade practices, deliberately undercutting Michigan-based Whirlpool Corporation.