SMA Reports on Hot-Button Issues

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:00 PM Written by 
Published in Other Steel News

The Steel Manufacturers Association is still confident that the Section 232 investigation on steel imports will bring relief to the U.S. steel industry. SMA President Philip Bell called the investigation a "really complex issue," during a media call on Monday.

Although the administration issued a self-imposed deadline of June 30, which it failed to meet, the investigation is now on a more typical timeline, Bell said. Section 232 actions are designed to take about a year to complete. Following the Jan. 16 deadline for a report, the president will have another 90 days to implement any actions on imported steel.


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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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