AISI Issues Statement Regarding U.S. Treasury's Decision to Delay Naming China a Currency Manipulator

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For Immediate Release
May 25, 2012

Washington, D.C.– AISI President and CEO Thomas J. Gibson issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s announcement that it would not label China as a currency manipulator.

“AISI is disappointed that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has once again side-stepped his obligation to address China’s currency manipulation,” AISI President and CEO Thomas J. Gibson stated.  “While we are encouraged that the Administration recognized that China greatly undervalues its currency, it has again missed an opportunity to use all of the tools available to it to address the massive damage that China’s severely undervalued currency is causing to our nation’s manufacturing sector.  Given the priority of job creation and our still fragile recovery, our government must take all necessary steps to ensure that American companies and workers are competing on a level playing field.” 

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