Trade deal must protect auto sector: USW

Sep 12, 2012 | 03:50 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  Trans-Pacific Partnership, trade agreement, auto sector, United Steelworkers union, Linda Andros, catherine ngai

WASHINGTON — What could become one of the largest free-trade agreements to date likely would hurt the U.S. auto sector’s supply chain unless clearly defined sourcing rules are established, counsel for the United Steelworkers union said Wednesday.

Linda Andros, legislative counsel for the USW and representative for the AFL-CIO, told the U.S. International Trade Commission that as U.S. officials negotiate the terms of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), proper guidelines must be outlined for how trade will be conducted in the automotive sector, especially how much domestic sourcing an automaker must use.....

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