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Domestic steel and the state of fair trade practices

by Camille Grayson on February 18, 2022

Recently, Zekelman Industries CEO Barry Zekelman spoke with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo about the state of fair trade practices in the United States. As a supporter of equally enforced regulations, Barry Zekelman expressed concerns about...

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Domestic steel shows support for tariffs

by Camille Grayson on June 17, 2021

In 2018, after seeing a dramatic rise in the global steel supply, Congress enacted Section 232 measures, putting a 25% tariff on imported steel. Three years later, the tariff has undoubtedly helped the American steel industry bounce back from the economic effects of unfair trade practices. Now, the steel industry is lobbying to keep the tariffs in...

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A welcome surge for U.S. steel, thanks to Section 232

by Camille Grayson on April 16, 2021

A new study by the Economic Policy Institute, a think tank based in Washington, D.C., shows the positive impact that Section 232 measures have had on the U.S. steel industry. Section 232 was enacted in 2018 to address the risk that surges in the global steel supply pose to U.S. security. The study shows that since the 25% tariff was imposed on most...

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How American Steel Has Been Impacted by Tariffs, One Year Later

by Camille Grayson on June 20, 2019

The U.S. steel industry has experienced plenty of change over the last year. In March 2018, 25% tariffs on steel imports, along with other measures, officially went into effect. Since then, American steel has seen exciting growth in production and job creation. Let’s take a deeper dive into everything that’s occurred. Production is o...

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Why Quotas Might Work Better Than Tariffs

by Jelani Rucker on September 12, 2018

There’s been a lot of talk about tariffs in the news lately. While many in the steel industry agree the 25% tariff on steel imports has had a positive impact on the domestic steel industry, some American companies that buy steel take issue with the increase in pric...

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The Higher Cost of Steel Is Lower Than You Think

by Jelani Rucker on June 18, 2018

If you’ve been listening to the news lately, you know that President Trump’s 25% tariff on foreign steel has caused a similar increase in the price of domestic steel. That’s just basic economics. Now that foreign steel costs more, domestic steel can sell for a fair price. And most businesses have to pass the cost increase along to their custo...

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Solving the American Steel Crisis

by Jelani Rucker on April 30, 2018

The new steel tariffs have countless critics, but many business leaders believe they’re critical for the health of both the American steel industry and the entire country. Zekelman Industries’ Executive Chairman and CEO Barry Zekelman explains in a recent...

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Steel Imports by the Numbers

by Jelani Rucker on March 26, 2018

Those outside the American steel industry might not know much about the impact of steel imports on our economy. A few years ago, people might have heard about the closing of mills such as...

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