Jan. 11, 2018, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross formally submitted to President Donald J. Trump the results of the department’s investigation into the effect of steel mill product imports on U.S. national security.
After this submission, by law, the president has 90 days to decide on any potential action based on the findings of the investigation.
Once the president’s decision is announced, the department will publish a summary of the report in the Federal Register and make the report available to the public after removing any business confidential or classified material.
In response to the news, Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, issued the following statement:
“The steel industry welcomes the news that the secretary of Commerce has formally submitted his report to the president in the Section 232 investigation into the impact of steel imports on the national security. We are confident that we have made the case that the repeated surges in steel imports in recent years threaten to impair our national security and we look forward to the president’s decision on the appropriate actions to address this critical situation.”