Foreign policies hurting US metals: USTR

Apr 06, 2012 | 01:02 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  USTR, foreign trade, aluminum, steel, raw materials, iron ore, export restrictions, Ron Kirk catherine ngai

NEW YORK — A number of trading partners’ export restrictions, quotas and foreign policies are hurting U.S. trade opportunities as well as the domestic metals industry, according to a new government report.

"Recognizing that U.S. economic and employment recovery and growth continue to rely importantly on the strength of U.S. exports of goods, services and agricultural products, we will be redoubling our efforts to ensure that the technical barriers that inhibit those exports are steadily diminished," U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in releasing the report.....

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