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    US Commerce Secretary Nominee Vows to Eliminate China's Unfair Trade Tariffs

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    The administration of President-elect Donald Trump will focus on ending unfair trade practices of China and other US partners, US Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross said in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Ross pledged to push the US partners to practice fair trade in a more balanced manner than it has been done in the past.

    "The first thing we have to do is to deal with both tariff and non-tariff trade barriers that other countries impose on us. It is a little weird that we have very low tariff, and China has very high tariffs," Ross stated.

    He also noted that American ingenuity, management, and labor can "compete very effectively, if it is a fair fight."

    Ross widely criticized Chinese steel producers who put their product on the market at dumping prices. He emphasized that if certain counties do not comply with existing trade rules, they should be punished.

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