AISI's Gibson counsels caution on TPP talks

Oct 10, 2013 | 06:17 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel, AISI, American Iron and Steel Institute, trade agreements, TPP, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Tomas J. Gibson, state-owned enterprises trade litigation

SÃO PAULO — U.S. steelmakers should be wary of advanced negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), particularly when certain issues—such as those involving countries with state-owned enterprises—may in turn hurt domestic players.

"We’re seeking strong provisions in the TPP with regard to disciplines involving state-owned enterprises and currency," Thomas J. Gibson, president and chief executive officer of the American Iron and Steel Institute, told AMM on the sidelines of the World Steel Association annual conference in São Paulo.....

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