Q&A With US Trade Representative Ron Kirk

Law360, New York (October 5, 2009, 3:44 PM EDT) -- Q: Was the administration's chosen remedy in the Chinese tires safeguard case unique to the situation in the tire industry, or will it set the administration's tone for dealing the market disruptions down the line?

A: These are always case-by-case decisions, since each import situation will be different. This determination reflects the president’s straightforward approach that, when the evidence supports action, this administration will use appropriate legal mechanisms to respond to disruptive imports to defend U.S. workers and U.S. industries.

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