Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) applauded on Friday the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) recent ruling that China must rescind anti-dumping duties countervailing duties on American automobile exports.

Portman and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who previously urged the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to investigate the tariffs, praised the WTO’s decision.

“I first raised strong concerns with these unfounded Chinese actions nearly three years ago, and today’s ruling is a victory for auto workers in Ohio and across the country,” Portman, the co-chairman of the Senate Auto Caucus, said. “China remains a vital export market for American goods and services, but China must follow global trade rules, and when they don’t, we’ll hold them accountable every time.”

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