Kevin Dempsey, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), commends the steel members of Congress who sent a support letter to President Joe Biden to maintain tariffs on foreign steel imports.
“We are elated and grateful that so many members of Congress have stood up for the American steel industry and our workers by supporting the maintenance of existing steel tariffs,” he said.
We appreciate that a bipartisan group of 37 members of Congress, led by Steel Caucus Chairman and Vice President Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR) and J Frank, emphasized to President Biden the national security implications of unfair steel imports and excess global steel capacity on the American steel industry. Moreover, steel tariffs have significantly reduced foreign steel imports.
We appreciate that members of the Steel Group continue to recognize that new investments by US steelmakers, and our global leadership in clean steel production, will be at risk if 232 steel tariffs are not imposed.
“We look forward to continuing our work with members of the Steel Caucus in Congress to combat the unfair trade and global trade distortions in steel that continue to threaten the steel industry and our workers.”