House Dems Push For China Trade Secret Theft Designation

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT) -- Two top Democrats from the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday urged the U.S. Trade Representative to formally single out China for trade secret theft, a designation that could allow the Obama administration to collect additional import duties from the Asian superpower.

Reps. Sander Levin, D-Mich., and Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., sent a letter to acting USTR Demetrios Marantis, asking him to consider designating China as a “priority foreign country” under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974. The law requires the USTR to identify...
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