ADS reports discriminatory tactics

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ADS reports discriminatory tactics

Northwest Signal – A company in central Ohio employing more than 700 Ohioans and with ties to Napoleon has reported facing discriminatory tactics by the Mexican government, limiting the company’s growth.

In response to concerns raised by Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) of Hilliard, U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Reps. Pat Tiberi and Steve Stivers called on the Obama Administration to enforce existing trade law and demand Mexico abide by international trade obligations.

“We are concerned that the U.S. drainage and sewage pipe industry is being excluded from the Mexican market by Mexican authorities in violation of Mexico’s international trade obligations,” the members of Congress wrote in a letter sent recently to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk. “This issue has a significant impact on Ohio workers, including the nearly 700 Ohio employees of Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS).”

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