Renacci Supports USITC's Decision Affirming Tariffs on Chinese Roller Bearings


Date: Sept. 11, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH) released the following statement on the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) decision to keep duties on imports of tapered roller bearings from China in place:

"Representing the 16th District of Ohio, I have always been concerned that China's injury pricing of tapered roller bearings also known as TBRs poses a threat to the manufacturers within my district, like the Timken Company. The Timken Company is one of the largest employers in my District, and their business has suffered as a result of dumping practices," said Renacci. "I back the USITC's willingness to take this issue seriously and protect the high-skilled jobs and support to the local economy the Timken Company provides. Our local manufacturers deserve a level playing field and a fair shot at competing in the global economy."

"I applaud Chairman Johanson and the International Trade Commission for putting American interests first and upholding the tariffs on TRBs. American manufacturers have suffered long enough from China's trade practices and we are not going to stand by and let it happen any longer, which is why I look forward to hearing their final decision at the end of this month."

In July, Congressman Renacci submitted written testimony for the record in the USITC's case deciding whether to rescind the antidumping duty order on imports of TBRs from China.