Steel, Auto Sectors Eye Rules of Origin

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:26 PM Written by 
Published in Trade Cases

Representatives from the U.S. auto and steel industries are working on a joint proposal to address changes in the rules of origin for steel used in vehicle production. The Trump administration and domestic steelmakers would like to close "loopholes" that allow foreign steel producers to take advantage of NAFTA rules. Currently, automobile content must be of at least 62.5 percent North American origin to qualify for tariff exemptions.


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Sandy Williams

Sandy Williams joined Steel Market Update as Editor and Writer in October 2012. She is a graduate of The University of Akron with degrees in Business Management, Public Relations and a masters in higher education administration. She has experience in writing, marketing, and event planning for non-profit organizations. Sandy edits the SMU newsletter and writes articles. For more information, email

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