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Congressman Mooney Commends Steps to Support Steel Industry in West Virginia from Unfair Imports

WASHINGTON – Last week, the U.S Department of Commerce announced its findings that imports of tin mill products from China, Germany and South Korea are being unfairly priced or dumped into the U.S market hurting our American tin mill producers. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will now consider the findings and determine whether the domestic steel industry has been sufficiently harmed by the unfairly traded imports to justify tariffs.

In January 2023, Cleveland-Cliffs and the United Steelworkers (USW) jointly filed an antidumping and countervailing duty trade case alleging that a surge of dumped and subsidized tin mill product imports had materially injured Cleveland-Cliffs’ Weirton operation and its USW workforce.

Congressman Alex X. Mooney said of the findings, “In August, I toured the Cleveland Cliffs facility in Weirton and heard directly from our hardworking steelworkers about how unfair trade practices were hurting U.S industry. I commend the Department of Commerce for their findings and urge the ITC to allow for the collection of tariffs to level the playing field. I will continue to stand up for West Virginia businesses facing unfair foreign competition.”