Trump did not rule out the introduction of anti-dumping duties against the countries – importers of steel in the United States

WASHINGTON, February 13. /TASS./ The United States can impose trade limitations, in particular anti-dumping duties in respect of export to the US steel and aluminium States, including including Russia and China. This was stated on Tuesday, the President of the United States Donald trump during a meeting at the White house with members of Congress on trade issues. The stream led local TV stations.

“Last year I asked the Minister of trade [Wilbur Ross] to conduct an investigation as to threaten any supplies steel and aluminum U.S. national security. Have you seen what is happening to our industry of steel and aluminum, which is destroyed by dumping from many countries,” he said. According to the head of state, Ross last month gave him the results of the trial, and now the administration is studying the submissions and is considering all possible options of retaliation.

“Some of the measures can be duties . Once they [other States] engaged in dumping of steel, they have to pay the duties, essential duties,” said he, explaining that due to this, the United States will be able thereby to obtain a lot of money. “I will decide, and they (administration) will make a decision that will reflect the interests of the United States and which is a response to the overproduction of (metals) in China and other countries,” trump added.

We are talking about the results of the investigation of the U.S. Department of Commerce, which began in April 2017 at the base 232 of the articles of the American law of 1962 on the development of trade. This article allows the President to impose or maintain restrictions on import of products from abroad for reasons of national security. An investigation was also carried out in respect of the supply of aluminium.

To date it is not known what the results of the investigation, but in September, Ross announced that according to preliminary data, Russia, Belarus and the UAE sell steel at below market prices. These conclusions are “based on evidence supplied by interested parties”.

Among foreign exporters of steel products to the American market Russia was, according to 2016, only 11-e a place, and the top three were Canada, China, and South Korea.

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