AFS Board Member Brad Muller appeared on Fox News Jan. 22 to discuss the theft of intellectual property by state-subsidized Chinese businesses.
Muller, vice president of marketing for AFS Corporate Member Charlotte Pipe and Foundry (Charlotte, North Carolina), told Fox News’ William La Jeunesse that unfair trade practices by Chinese companies are “rampant.” A Shanghai business is accused of stealing Charlotte Pipe and Foundry’s name and trademark and dumping inferior products into the market.
"They constantly are pushing the envelope,” Muller said. “We just think it's a threat to our business and to our country.”
The International Trade Commission ruled in Charlotte Pipe and Foundry’s favor, but that has proven ineffective in stopping unfair trade practices, Fox News reported.
In addition to serving on the AFS Board of Directors, Muller is a member and previous chair of the AFS Government Affairs Committee.
To watch the segment, click here.