March 6, 2018 - On Thursday, March 1, President Trump announced his intention to impose a 25% tariff on imported steel from all countries. The formal imposition is expected to take effect this week. The announcement follows the U.S. Department of Commerce’ February 16 finding that steel imports threaten U.S. national security. This finding, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, required the President to make a decision, one way or the other, on steel import tariffs by April 11, 2018.
October 31, 2017 - On September 8, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Paul Trombino III to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). A link to the White House announcement is here. Mr. Trombino’s nomination was approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on October 25 and is pending on the Senate Floor. It is expected to be approved soon.
Buy America Steel Products Association was started to be a resource for federal and state officials who enforce Buy America rules for road construction projects. It was also started to be a resource for road construction contractors looking for Buy America-compliant steel products. Our online directory makes it easy to find made-in- America steel products.
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June 6, 2017 - Everyone in the steel industry is aware of accusations that foreign countries sell steel into the U.S. at prices below the cost of production (dumping). In April, President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Commerce to investigate whether steel imports threaten our national security. If the President finds that they do, the law allows him to take steps to protect our domestic steel industry.