Congressional Steel Caucus Leaders Send Letter to Administration to Address Surge of Mexican Steel Imports 

May 17, 2023
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov)

Congressional Steel Caucus Leaders Send Letter to Administration to Address Surge of Mexican Steel Imports 

5/17/2023

Washington, DC – Congressional Steel Caucus Chairman Rick Crawford and Vice Chairman Frank J. Mrvan have sent a letter to the Administration in response to the recent surge of Mexican steel imports.

Specifically, the letter is addressed to the Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and highlights reports that reveal that “significant volumes of steel which were melted and poured in countries such as Brazil, South Korea, and even Russia have entered through Mexico to the United States duty free.”  The letter also notes that this threatens the availability of good-paying job opportunities in our nation as “this is occurring as the American steel industry is making significant investments in new, state-of-the-art low emission steel facilities.”

“The steel industry has fallen victim to trade partners who fail to follow U.S. trade laws and continue to trade excessive amounts of illegally imported steel.  We must defend the American steel industry from these bad actors by working to enforce these laws which ensure a level playing field.  I appreciate the partnership of my colleague Rep. Mrvan in working to address these threats to the American steelworker,” said Rep. Crawford.

Rep. Mrvan stated, “I thank Chairman Crawford for his partnership in this effort to address illegal imports that harm our steelworkers and the domestic steel industry.  The livelihoods of steelworkers and their families are dependent upon a thriving industry and the full and fair enforcement of U.S. trade laws.  I look forward to working with all of my Steel Caucus colleagues and the Administration to promptly address this matter and defend American workers.”  

The Congressional Steel Caucus is a bipartisan group of over 100 Members of Congress dedicated to supporting the health and strength of the American steel industry and its workforce.

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