H.Res. 557 (107th): Expressing support for United States forestry, lumber, wood, paper, and allied product industries and encouraging protection of these industries against the unfair trade practices of the People’s Republic of China.

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 25, 2002 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

IV

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 557

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 25, 2002

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

RESOLUTION

Expressing support for United States forestry, lumber, wood, paper, and allied product industries and encouraging protection of these industries against the unfair trade practices of the People's Republic of China

Whereas unfair trade practices by the People’s Republic of China are continuing to hurt the forestry, lumber, wood, paper, and allied product industries throughout the United States;

Whereas since fiscal year 1992, the value of imports of wood household furniture from China has tripled to $2,500,000,000, increasing by an average of 55 percent each fiscal year;

Whereas since 1996 the value of imports of paper from China has doubled and are projected to be $2,000,000,000 by the end of fiscal year 2002; and

Whereas unfair trade practices by China have caused significant loss of jobs in the finished wood and paper products industries, particularly in rural areas across the United States: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

expresses continued support for United States forestry, lumber, wood, paper, and allied product industries; and

(2)

urges the President to impose appropriate protections for these industries against the unfair trade practices of the People’s Republic of China.