Brazilian steel sector delegation 'positive' after US Section 232 meetings

Brazilian steel institute Aço Brasil has held a series of meetings in Washington to demand that the Latin American country be excluded from any measures arising from the USA’s Section 232 investigation into steel imports.

Aço Brasil argues that Brazilian steel exports to the USA are mainly billets and slabs, and do not represent any threat to US industry or to that country’s national security.
“It would make no sense [to impose punitive measures],” Aço Brasil executive president Marco Polo de Mello Lopes told Metal Bulletin on Wednesday September 27. “It would only hurt the US industry.”

The trade mission ended on Wednesday, having included meetings with the Steel Manufacturers Assn, members of the House Committee on Ways & Means, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and...

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Felipe Peroni

September 28, 2017

23:12 GMT

São Paulo