Ross Tells Congress Section 232 Report Within a Week

Friday, July 14, 2017 12:18 AM Written by 
Published in Trade Cases

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Secretary Wilbur Ross told the Senate Finance Committee today that the long-awaited Section 232 report on steel would be given to President Trump within a week. Ross told the Senators that the report would contain a “menu of options” on how to contain steel imports.

In an article published by World Trade Online earlier this evening, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) told reporters he sensed "they’re not yet there" on the report. He went on to say that the DOC should seek an “enduring solution,” and that in his view Section 232 is not the way to go.

Wyden told reporters that Ross “feels confident that his approach is going to make all sides happy in the steel industry,” but he added, “He has a big mountain to climb.”

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