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.
On January 30, 2020, SSINA released the following policy statement regarding Indonesia’s raw materials export restrictions: The Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) supports the United States’ request to join the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) consultations regarding Indonesia’s measures relating to raw materials, including nickel (“DS592”). Indonesia’s ban on the exportation of nickel ore, domestic processing requirements, domestic marketing obligation, and export licensing scheme violate its obligations under the WTO and artificially restrict the global nickel trade. They should be condemned as pure domestic protectionism and removed.
January 30, 2020
(Washington, DC) (January 23, 2020) – The Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA), a voluntary trade association representing the majority of the producers of specialty metals in North America, announced today the launch of its newly redesigned website at www.ssina.com. The new site features a streamlined, modern design, as well as improved functionality across devices and browsers. The site incorporates new and enhanced content on a variety of topics of interest to SSINA members, customers, and specifiers of specialty metals, as well as policymakers and the media.
January 23, 2020
(Ottawa) (December 18, 2019) – 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
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
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