Congressman Turner released the following statement in response to the United States International Trade Commission’s (ITC) recent decision, at Turner’s recommendation, to extend trade duty orders to protect jobs in Dayton, Ohio.


"I have fought for the ITC to recognize the damaging affects these unfair trade practices would have on jobs here at home. I would like to congratulate Tate & Lyle on the outcome of this case and I am pleased the ITC agreed with my recommendation to continue trade enforcement measures which are critical to protecting American jobs. Cracking down on illegal trade practices is a critical component to job creation here at home and ensuring fair trade.” 


On April 30th, 2015, Turner sent a letter urging the ITC to keep the antidumping (AD) orders on citric acid and certain citrate salts from China and Canada, and the countervailing duty (CVD) order on citric acid from China in place for another five years. 


Subsequently, on May 21st, 2015, the ITC extended the AD/CVD orders on citric acid imports from Canada and China for five more years.