Brown Meets with CEO of U.S. Steel

Youngstown Business Journal

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. D-Ohio, met Tuesday with Mario Longhi, president and CEO of U.S. Steel, to discuss efforts to strengthen trade enforcement and protect American steelworkers and businesses.

Among the concerns Longhi raised during a meeting at the senator’s Capitol Hill office was last month’s preliminary ruling by the U.S. Department of Commerce that imposed duties on steel pipe imports from eight countries but failed to punish South Korea, considered to be the worst steel pipe dumping offender.

While Brown acknowledged the commitment of the administration to hold foreign countries accountable for steel dumping, he urged Commerce to reassess the data and reevaluate the methodology it used that resulted in Korea’s exclusion.

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