Minnesota stakeholders show support for moving international trade case forward
The Iron Ore Alliance is grateful for the widespread support from Minnesota stakeholders who are urging the U.S. International Trade Commission to initiate an investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. This trade case is critical to the future viability of Minnesota’s 130-year legacy of iron mining and the jobs it supports. Letters of support have been submitted by Minnesota state and local lawmakers, business groups, and trade organizations, including:
- Governor Dayton
- Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk
- State Representatives Anzelc, Ecklund, Metsa, and Melin; and Senators Saxhaug and Tomassoni
- Representative Tom Hackbarth, chair of the mining and outdoor recreation policy committee
- 11 Iron Range mayors
- Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
- Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council
Iron Ore Alliance co-chairs John Rebrovich of the United Steelworkers and Chris Masciantonio of U. S. Steel also submitted a letter expressing their support for moving the case forward.
“Thousands of Minnesotans are currently living without any certainty about when or whether their jobs will come back as a result of illegal foreign steel dumping,” said Governor Dayton. “The International Trade Commission has the power to answer those questions while providing much-needed relief to an important American industry.”
Thank you to the elected officials, individuals, families and businesses that support a strong mining economy in Northeastern Minnesota. In the coming weeks, the International Trade Commission is expected announce its decision whether to initiate a case based on U. S. Steel’s complaint. Check back for more information and updates.