Statement by U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on Section 232 Proclamations

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Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin

March 12, 2018

Washington, DC - - (March 8, 2018) - - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today issued the following statement on President Trump signing the Section 232 Proclamations on Steel and Aluminum Imports:

"President Trump has announced a critical decision that reinforces the importance of the aluminum and steel industries with respect to the national security of the United States. These tariffs are a necessary tool to strengthen both our economic and national security. The president has made clear his consideration to grant certain exemptions. Secretary Ross will also lead a process that could result in exemptions on specific products."

Courtesy U.S. Department of the Treasury