Ace Steel Metal Supplier Section 232 - Impact On Domestic Fabricators & Manufacturers

Section 232 – Impact On Domestic Fabricators & Manufacturers

After a year of Section 232 tariffs and quotas on steel imports, some US fabricators and manufacturers, dependent on steel products, have been suffering from higher production costs caused by an increase in steel product prices.

On August 9, the American Metal Market (AMM) stated, “While the steel industry in general welcomed the 232 tariffs and quotas, downstream manufacturers and fabricators have faced higher raw material costs due to sharp increases in domestic steel product prices.”

In addition, AMM states, “An increasing inflow of cheap downstream steel products from other countries, which are not covered by the 232 duties, also has taken away market share [from US manufacturers].”

Members from the American Wire Producers Association (AWPA), along with representatives of several US steel mills are asking the Trump administration to address these issues.

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