Philip K. Bell Archive

Bayou Steel Group joins the SMA

Washington, D.C.  – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) announced today that Bayou Steel Group has joined the association. Bayou Steel Group is an independent company that produces long carbon steel products in North America, with operations in LaPlace, LA, Harriman, TN, and three strategically located stocking depots in Tulsa, OK, Chicago, IL and Pittsburgh, PA. The company specializes in the

SMA Supports President’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order

Washington, D.C.  – Philip K. Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) commended President Trump for signing the executive order to “Buy American and Hire American”. The executive order will help maximize the use of domestically produced steel in federally funded infrastructure projects. This will also help minimize waivers and exceptions to Buy American

SMA Lauds ITC Vote on Corrosion-Resistant Steel

Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) lauded today’s United States International Trade Commission (ITC) vote on certain corrosion-resistant steel products from China, India, Italy, Korea, and Taiwan.  Final antidumping and countervailing duties were upheld be a unanimous 6-0 affirmative vote. Steel Manufacturers Association President Philip K. Bell issued the following statement following the

SMA President and Member Company Representatives Testify at Hearing on Global Steel Industry

Washington, D.C. – Philip K. Bell, President of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA), testified at today’s public hearing on the global steel industry.  The hearing was scheduled by joint notice from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Commerce, and also featured high level participation from other government agencies. Mr.

SMA Joins Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement Coalition

Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) today announced that it has joined the Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement, a coalition that was recently established to oppose China’s potential designation as a market economy at the end of 2016. China has claimed that it should automatically be treated as a market economy in December 2016,

SMA on preliminary antidumping duties on imports of corrosion resistant steel products from China, India, Italy, South Korea, and Taiwan

Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) commented on today’s announcement of preliminary antidumping duties on imports of corrosion resistant steel products from China, India, Italy, South Korea, and Taiwan.  Chinese producers drew duties of 255.80 percent ; Indian producers face duties of 6.64 to 6.92 percent ; Italian producers were assessed rates of