Brazilian mills seek exemption from USA's Section 232 probe

Brazilian steel producers are taking action to seek an exclusion from measures related to the USA’s Section 232 investigation on whether steel imports posed a national security threat to the North American country.

The country’s steel institute, Aço Brasil, has been engaging in dialogue with the Brazilian foreign trade and external relations ministries, and is planning a trip to discuss the issue with the US Commerce Department and US congressmen.
“This issue has been keeping us awake,” Aço Brasil president Alexandre de Campos Lyra said. He is also vp at seamless tube producer Vallourec South America.
If confirmed, a Brazilian delegation will head to the USA by late August or early September to discuss the subject.

“The [Brazilian] government is being very receptive...

Published

Felipe Peroni

July 27, 2017

10:25 GMT

São Paulo