US Commerce Department won’t miss January 232 deadline: AISI’s Gibson

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) expects the Trump administration to turn in a key report on its Section 232 investigation into steel imports by the January 16, 2018, deadline.

The report could come sooner - perhaps later this month - should Congress deliver a tax cut bill to President Donald Trump before the Christmas holiday, AISI president and chief executive officer Thomas J. Gibson said in a recent interview with American Metal Market.
“The exact timing on it is really within the administration’s discretion. We’ve been in the ‘sooner rather than later’ camp all along. But the deadline is the deadline, and it’s fast approaching.”
All I want for Christmas is a 232

The deadline for the US Commerce Department to deliver a report to the president - detailing whether steel imports pose a threat to national security and, if they do, what actions should be undertaken to block them - cannot be extended, Gibson noted. “[Commerce Secretary Wilbur] Ross has made public statements that they are going to do the 232… We have no reason to think they...


Michael Cowden

December 12, 2017

20:04 GMT