March 3, 2017

Metals Service Center Institute Encouraged by President’s Trade Policy Draft

Contact: Ashley DeVecht, director of communications, 847-485-3011 or 616-260-2785

Metals Service Center Institute Encouraged byPresident's Trade Policy Draft

Rolling Meadows, Ill., March 3, 2017—M. Robert Weidner, III, president and CEO of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s 2017 Trade Policy Agenda:

“We are encouraged by early outlines of the Trump administration trade law enforcement program, which sidesteps the World Trade Organization when necessary. As the Trump trade team fleshes out this promising approach, we emphatically urge a renewed focus on China’s consistent and damaging trade law and currency violations. Equally important, we believe the only effective way to bring U.S. manufacturing back to its full potential is through a comprehensive, integrated approach to trade law prosecution that accounts for the impact a single enforcement action has up and down the entire industrial metals supply chain.

“At this critical time, we also call on the Senate to finally confirm Robert Lighthizer, President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, as well as the administration’s remaining cabinet nominees. Further delay by our elected representatives only retards this nation’s promise and economic progress.”

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Founded in 1909, the Metals Service Center Institute is a nonprofit association based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., serving the industrial metals supply chain . It serves more than 300 members in over 1,200 locations in North America. For more information, visit www.MSCI.org, MSCI’s online resource MSCI.org/Edge, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn.