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AIIS Opportunity at Dept Commerce Hearing to explain how steel imports are key to National Security

Department of Commerce Section 232 Hearing

24 May 2017

We are pleased to bring you the following news from The American Institute of International Steel.

AIIS has secured an opportunity to explain directly to Department of Commerce officials how steel imports are a key component of U.S. national security. Out of more than 400 applicants, AIIS was one of a limited number that the agency chose to deliver a presentation during a May 24 hearing on its Section 232 investigation. Internationally recognized trade attorney Gary Horlick will speak on behalf of the Institute.

As was emphasized during our recent Steel-Con 2017 conference, appearing at this hearing is just one of a series of strategically planned actions and events that we are undertaking to educate regulators and lawmakers about the positive impact that imported steel has on national security. Just as importantly, we will also be stressing the negative consequences that measures restricting the free and responsible trade in steel would have on the vast steel supply chain, the competitiveness of the nation’s manufacturing sector, and hundreds of thousands of related jobs.

In addition, AIIS has a newspaper op-ed pending publication, and we are planning a possible session at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., soon after the Commerce Department hearing. We are also seeking underwriters for an Impact Study update that will serve as the foundation for our message to both Congress and the Administration.

As always, we thank you for your support of AIIS. We are proud to work with you and represent you, especially now, during what has become the most critical period for our industry in recent memory. We will keep you updated on our activities and progress, and we look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions.

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