National Press Building
529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045
Invitation to Cover
Section 232 Steel Tariffs: Effect on Domestic Steel Capacity Utilization and Real-World Impact on U.S. Manufacturers
Launch of new Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users
WHAT Steel Tariff Fallout: Effect on Domestic Steel Capacity Utilization and Real-World Impact on U.S. Manufacturers, Launch of New Coalition
WHEN Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 2:00 – 3:00 PM(Media Registration: 1:45 PM)
WHERE National Press Club, 529 14thStreet NW, 13thFloor, Washington, D.C. 20045
WHO Steel Users and Economists:
Richard Chriss (moderator), President, American Institute for International Steel
Dr. John Martin, Economic Analyst, Martin Associates
Laura Baughman,Economist, The Trade Partnership
Troy Roberts,CEO, Qualtek Manufacturing,Colorado Springs, CO
Other Steel-Using Manufacturers
WHY President Trump imposed tariffs on steel imports under the premise of “protecting U.S. national security” with the goal of increasing capacity utilization among U.S. steel producing companies. Unfortunately, the Section 232 trade action will actually have a negative impact on steel capacity utilization while penalizing America’s small manufacturers and their workers in the process.
Drawing from a newly released report, economist John Martinwill reveal the downward effect of tariffs on steel capacity utilization on the sector. Economist Laura Baughmanwill detail the decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs that result from the Section 232 tariffs. Troy Roberts, CEO of Qualtek Manufacturing in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will describe the threat that cost increases for steel pose to U.S. manufacturers.
The event will also mark the launch of the Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users, comprised of small and medium U.S. manufacturing companies united in an effort to oppose the 25% tariff on steel imports.
About AIIS The American Institute for International Steel, representing 120 member companies, is America’s leading voice for the steel supply chain, and the only voice in Washington, D.C. for free and responsible trade in steel.
Media Contact: Amelia Berger, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-828-1727