Five leading steel industry associations today expressed concern about a recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection notification that importers may be granted additional days for payment of estimated duties, taxes and other fees, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.
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AISI sent a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Chairman of the National Governors Association, urging them to advise leaders in all states to designate the steel manufacturing sector, its suppliers and its workers as essential when drafting and enforcing stay-at-home orders and other directives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that the U.S. imported a total of 1,505,000 net tons (NT) of steel in February 2020.
With the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we understand that members are likely not making decisions about June business travel plans and future conferences. We are posting the AISI and SMA Joint Annual Meeting website for information only. No one can foresee the timeline for when large gatherings and business events will resume. For now, we are continuing to plan for the June 22-24, 2020 Annual Meeting. The safety and health of our members is our highest priority. As additional information becomes available we will keep you informed of any impact on this conference.
In a letter to VP Pence, AISI urged the administration to designate the steel industry as essential during the coronavirus pandemic.
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