Steel Group Urges US To Step Up Pressure On China

Law360, New York (October 27, 2009, 4:33 PM EDT) -- A lobbying group for the American steel industry has urged U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to take a hard line on unfair trade practices by China, including the alleged undervaluing of the yuan, during trade talks between the countries.

The American Iron and Steel Institute sent a letter Friday to Kirk and Locke ahead of their meeting with Chinese officials at the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in Hangzhou, China.

“The Chinese government’s ongoing...
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