Experts Weigh In

“The tariffs on steel and aluminum have absolutely been helping steel and aluminum manufacturers and have been effective in that regard.”- Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo in March 2021. NPR’s All Things Considered

“The 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum have in fact helped save American jobs in the steel and aluminum industries.” -Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo in April 2021. White House Press Briefing

“The maintenance of a strong U.S. steel industry will require effective action to address global steel overcapacity” and she believes that “tariffs are legitimate tool in the trade toolbox.” -U.S. Trade Representative, Katherine Tai in February  2021. USTR Confirmation Hearing written responses

“I think that with respect to the 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum that you mentioned we have to acknowledge that we have overall a very significant global marketplace problem in the steel and aluminum markets that are driven primarily by China’s overcapacity”- U.S. Trade Representative, Katherine Tai in February 2021. USTR Senate Confirmation Hearing

“Take aggressive trade enforcement actions against China or any other country seeking to undercut American manufacturing through unfair practices, including currency manipulation, anti-competitive dumping, state-owned company abuses, or unfair subsidies.”- President Biden. President Joe Biden’s “Made in All of America” plan