WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), today applauded passage by the House of Representatives, by a vote of 385-41, of implementing legislation to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):
“We are extremely pleased that the House today passed USMCA, which is good news for the steel industry and the nearly two million people whose jobs depend on our industry. Increasing cooperation between the three countries, as is called for in the agreement, will help us address the repeated surges of dumped and subsidized imports of steel products that have injured North American steel makers in recent years. And the enhanced provisions on rules of origin and regional value content will help keep our supply chain strong for a number of goods made primarily from steel. We urge the Senate to pass this legislation as quickly as possible.”
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