Industry, gov't discuss 'proactive' import plan

Nov 13, 2012 | 02:20 PM | Anne Riley

Tags  steel imports, Daniel DiMicco, Nucor, USTR, Ron Kirk, Anne Riley

NEW YORK — Top executives from a dozen companies sat down with U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk and acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca M. Blank last week to discuss plans for a "proactive" government response to low-priced imports, Nucor Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Daniel R. DiMicco said.

"People are paying attention to the entire industry. We had 12 CEOs in this meeting last week; Ron Kirk, the ambassador, and the acting Secretary of Commerce and a dozen people from their staffs, and I’m very optimistic good things will come from this," he said Tuesday during a keynote address at the Dahlman Rose & Co. third annual Global Metals, Mining and Materials Conference in New York. ....

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