President Donald J. Trump with Vice President Mike Pence, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke (L-R) at the signing of the Energy Independence Executive Order on March 28th.

AISI Applauds Presidents Executive Action on Trade

March 31, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), today had the following comments on the president’s expected executive actions today to identify and address unfair trade practices contributing to trade deficits with certain countries and improve antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) collection at our borders:

“AISI has consistently urged that the United States take aggressive action to address trade barriers that distort global trade and international competition and harm U.S. industries, including the U.S. steel industry. The executive orders today provide key guidance on that path, especially with regard to increased enforcement and an enhanced look at AD/CVD duty collection at our borders. We are pleased that the president and his team remain committed to leveling the playing field for American manufacturing, and we look forward to continuing the steel industry’s strong role in working with Administration to combat these unfair practices and ensure a fair and competitive global trade arena.”


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