Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Written by John Packard

I don’t know how to keep up with the changing winds associated with President Trump when it comes to trade, trade negotiations and the Section 232 tariffs (or threats of tariffs). According to Bloomberg, Trump said that he may delay the revamped trade agreement reached with South Korea that includes a quota and permanent exclusion on exports of steel into the United States. Bloomberg quoted Trump: “I may hold it up until after a deal is made with North Korea. You know why? Because it’s a very strong card, and I want to make sure everyone is treated fairly and we’re moving along very nicely with North Korea.”

It has been a hectic week here in Chicago. We had an exceptional group for one of our Steel 101 workshops, and I want to thank NLMK USA for hosting us at their Portage steel facility and assisting us in hosting last night’s networking and dinner for our group.

It has been a long day and week, so I am going to cut it short this evening. Have a wonderful Good Friday.

As always, your business is truly appreciated by all of us here at Steel Market Update.

John Packard, Publisher

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