previously entered into bilateral agreements with respect to stainless steel producers in Japan, Italy and France, to ensure that imports from those producers did not contain Cuban nickel," said SSINA
Chairman Sunil Widge, who's also senior vice-president at Carpenter Technology in Reading, Pa.
says, "Congress and the Administration should closely monitor the behavior of strategic trading partners like China to ensure that U.
spokesperson said the rise in imports was due to the fact that imported steel was priced below market value and its producers are subsidized by their home governments.
market with little variance in the percentages," says SSINA chairman Paul A.
In the meantime, though, the SSINA says stainless steel imports continue to pour into North America.
Ferritic grades are magnetic, though they are not heat-hardened, and are used in automotive exhaust lines, architectural trim and cooking utensils, according to the SSINA.
Austenitic grades, such as 304, 310, 316 and 317, are used in roofs and gutters, kitchen sinks and chemical vessels, according to the SSINA.