Industry Response to Department of Commerce Request for Public Comments on Section 232, National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum

Industry Response to Department of Commerce Request for Public Comments on Section 232, National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum

Dear Mr. Botwin: Together, the signatory trade associations (hereafter, “the Associations”) represent the majority of the oil and natural gas industry in the United States, across exploration and production (the “upstream”), transportation (the “midstream”) and manufacturing/refining (the “downstream”).
The Associations acknowledge the underlying objective for the nation to assess whether US imports of aluminum impair national security, per Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (hereafter referred to as “Section 232”). As the Associations articulated in our comments on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Steel, we urge the Department of Commerce to define “national security” narrowly.

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