(BURLINGTON, Iowa) -- On Monday, President Obama announced he would file a complaint with the World Trade Organization against China to combat unfair trade practices, specifically accusing China of $1 billion in illegal subsidies for exports of cars and car parts.
Speaking at an event at the Port of Burlington in Iowa following the president's announcement, Vice President Joe Biden lauded the president’s efforts to help protect American companies and workers against unfair trade practices.
“Two months ago the president held China accountable for unfair practices that harm the auto industry, ladies and gentlemen, and that’s why the president announced today in Ohio that he’s launching a new enforcement action against China for providing illegal subsidies that encourage companies to ship auto parts and manufacturing jobs overseas. He’s bringing another case! That’s action! And folks, I don’t have to tell you in the Midwest and here in Iowa. That has real impact in Iowa and Ohio and Michigan and all across this Midwestern part of the United States,” Biden said.
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