Help Desk -
9717405332, 9599714297, 9810335381
Email
Password

Trump Trade War - Steel Tariffs are Working - AISI

Steel News - Published on Tue, 12 Feb 2019

Image Source: SteelGuru
Mr Thomas J Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute reiterated the Institute’s support of steel tariffs and opposition to congressional legislation introduced last week, called “The Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act,” which would prematurely terminate the tariffs. Mr Gibson said that “The Administration’s trade actions and tax and regulatory reform policies, in addition to the strong economic climate enabled by those policies, have allowed the American steel industry to begin to recover after more than a decade of low capacity utilization and weaker earnings due to repeated surges in imports fueled by global steel overcapacity. Capacity utilization at existing mills has increased in recent months to over 80 percent levels not seen in the last ten years. Some shuttered plants are being re-opened, laid-off workers are going back to work and companies are making investments in new steel production facilities.”

He added “But this recent progress will disappear, and our steel industry will again suffer dire circumstances, if the tariffs are prematurely terminated. The massive overcapacity in steel still exists globally. And China in particular is producing steel at record levels exceeding one billion net tons in 2018. This means there is plenty of excess supply that will flood into our market but for the continuation of the Section 232 tariffs. The Section 232 trade remedy is critical to ensuring steel remains a vital asset for our national and economic security.”

Source :

Posted By : Ratan Singh on Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Related News from Steel segment