president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute, is lauding
President-Elect Biden’s nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, in a
statement released on Thursday.
“The American Iron
and Steel Institute welcomes the President-Elect’s nomination of Katherine
Tai to be the U.S. Trade Representative,” Dempsey said. “She is eminently
qualified to serve in this position, having served with distinction
previously at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and on Capitol
Hill. Her extensive work on USMCA and China issues is important to the steel
industry, and we have always found Katherine to be willing to listen to
industry concerns on issues that are critical to steel producers and their
workers. We look forward to working with Katherine and members of the
incoming administration to ensure aggressive trade enforcement and to
address the international trade challenges facing the American steel
shipments slip in November
The American Iron
and Steel Institute is reporting that in November U.S. steel mills shipped
6,747,709 net tons (NT), down 1.3 percent from October and down 14.7 percent
from the year-ago period.
Shipments for the
first 10 months of the year totaled 67,197,068 NT, down 16.5 percent from
month-over-month changes in October include hot-dipped galvanized sheet and
strip, up 3 percent; cold-rolled sheet, up 3 percent; and hot-rolled sheet,
up 2 percent.