Vice President Mike Pence speaking at the USMCA signing event with Nucor Steel teammates Gertrude Pope, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa (L) and Maggie Saylor, Nucor Steel Florida (R) behind him, along with President Trump. Also on stage (not pictured) were Matt Didelot, Nucor Steel Berkeley; Joe Craig, Vulcraft Texas; and Chris Paul, Vulcraft New York.

AISI Hails USMCA Signing at White House

January 29, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), today attended the signing of legislation implementing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) at the White House, and issued the following statement:

“USMCA will help create jobs and foster investment in manufacturing, including strengthening our steel industry supply chains with key customers by incentivizing the use of North American steel in manufactured goods. In addition, USMCA promotes increased cooperation and information sharing among the North American government to address circumvention and evasion of trade remedy orders. This will enhance the ability of our three countries to continue to work together to address the surges of dumped and subsidized steel imports that have plagued the North American steel market. These are all tremendous positive developments for the steel industry, and I am honored to be part of this historic signing today.”

Gibson noted that nearly 90 percent of U.S. steel mill product exports go to Canada and Mexico.

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