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Clinton vows to "go after" China on cheap steel

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 00:59

On the campaign trail in an Indiana steel plant, Hillary Clinton accuses China of dumping ''artificially cheap steel'' on U.S. market and vows to appoint a ''trade prosecutor'' to deal with issue as president. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton vowed on Tuesday to "go after the Chinese" over what she said was the country's policy of dumping "artificially cheap" steel on U.S. markets. Clinton made the comments after during a tour of the Munster Steel Corporation in Hammond, Indiana where she is on the campaign trail. "We are going to use every tool we possibly can against China for their illegal actions," Clinton said. "I'm going to appoint a trade prosecutor reporting directly to me in the White House." "We're not going to wait for a union or a business to do it," she added. Clinton has been strongly criticized by her rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, for supporting free trade agreements that have hurt the U.S. manufacturing sector. The former Secretary of State's comments in Indiana come on the same day the U.S. Steel Corporation said it had filed a complaint with U.S. regulators calling for an investigation into China's largest steel producers over alleged price fixing and circumvention of import duties. The petition to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) comes a week after U.S. officials warned that the world's largest producer should take steps to cut excess output or face possible trade action as the global industry grapples with chronic oversupply and sluggish demand.

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Clinton vows to "go after" China on cheap steel

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 00:59