A strong specialty metals industry and a strong domestic manufacturing base are critical to our country’s economic success as well as our national security.
Following the signing of the Protocol of Amendment to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), North American steel producers thank the Governments of the United States, Mexico and Canada for their diligence in negotiating the Agreement. Steel producers in North America now call upon their respective governments to take urgent action to approve and implement the USMCA as soon as possible. Implementation of the USMCA is critical to strengthen our industry’s competitiveness in the face of the continuing challenges to the industry from global excess capacity and weakening demand.
December 19, 2019
(Washington, DC) (December 13, 2019) – Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) Chairman Dennis M. Oates released the below statement following this week’s agreement paving the way for ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “We welcome this week’s announcement to move forward with the landmark U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, modernizing NAFTA and strengthening the North American steel […]
December 13, 2019
On March 8, 2018, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, President Donald Trump signed proclamations regarding steel and aluminum imports, formalizing his decision to institute tariffs as a result of Commerce Department investigations into their national security impacts. In addition to carbon and alloy steel products, the Section 232 steel tariffs cover stainless steel products under Chapter 72 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.Pursuant to the President’s steel proclamation, a 25% tariff on steel imports into the United States took effect on March 23, 2018. The tariffs’ application and timing have varied based on negotiations and agreements between the United States and various trading partners. Below are the country-specific exceptions:
December 12, 2019
On behalf of the Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA), I am pleased to welcome you to our new website. The new site provides a comprehensive overview of our industry, from the chemical composition of our alloying elements to the vast array of our customers’ end products, and everything in between.Read His Message
The metal’s high scrap value and recyclability ensures that it is diverted from landfills and recaptured for use in new stainless steel. A recent international study by the ISSF determined that about 92% of the stainless steel used in architecture, building and construction applications is recaptured and recycled at the end of service.
Nickel is the essential allying element in the 300 series stainless steel grades. The presence of nickel results in the formation of an “austenitic” structure that gives these grades their strength, ductility and toughness, even at cryogenic temperatures. It also makes the material non-magnetic. While the
A variety of solar technologies have been developed to take advantage of the sun’s natural energy. This exciting area holds tremendous promise and new innovations are continuing to emerge. These technologies use corrosion resistant stainless steels for the production of raw materials and for solar energy production.