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API: Steel tariff exclusion rulings hurt American workers and lack transparent process

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2018 – API today expressed disappointment in the administration’s latest action to deny exclusions from Section 232 tariffs on imported steel used in certain parts of oil and natural gas industry operations, a misguided decision that could impact American energy production and American jobs.

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API Joins Business and Agriculture Groups in Support of Senator Corker’s Legislation on Oversight of Harmful Tariffs

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2018 – Yesterday, API signed an association letter with a number of business and agriculture organizations in support of the bipartisan legislation by Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) that would require Congressional oversight prior to the president imposing any tariffs on the basis of national security. API’s Kyle Isakower, VP of Regulatory and Economic Policy, released the following statement.

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API: Concerned with Lack of Transparency Around New China Tariffs and Impact on U.S. Energy Renaissance

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2018 – Today, API’s President and CEO Jack Gerard expressed his heightened concern with the lack of transparency leading up to the newly announced tariffs on China, as well as the impact on the U.S. energy renaissance and consumers.

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API: New Sec. 232 Tariffs on Key Trade Allies Will Negatively Impact U.S. Energy Renaissance, U.S. Economy, and National Security

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 – Following the announcement from the White House that the Trump administration will be imposing new steel and aluminum tariffs on three important allies by ending their country exemptions – Canada, Mexico, and the European Union – API’s President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement.

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API says rule to grant relief from tariffs and quotas on steel must be improved to reduce harm to U.S. businesses and consumers

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2018 – Today the American Petroleum Institute (API) joined other trade associations in comments to the Department of Commerce on Section 232’s Interim Final Rule (IFR) to raise concerns over the ability of natural gas and oil companies to receive relief from steel tariffs and quotas.

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API: Department of Commerce’s Steel Tariffs Exclusion Process Must Demonstrate Clarity and Flexibility

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2018 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard highlighted the importance of having clarity and flexibility with the Commerce Department’s newly announced exclusion process for the steel and aluminum import tariffs for U.S. companies. 

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API: Administration must minimize harm to infrastructure and jobs from steel and aluminum tariffs

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2018 – Following the President’s announcement on steel and aluminum tariffs today, API President and CEO Jack Gerard emphasized the need to ensure U.S. oil and natural gas investments in American infrastructure, facilities and jobs can continue. 

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API supports NAFTA modernization that retains strong protections for U.S. investors

WASHINGTON, February 20, 2018 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement in advance of the seventh round of NAFTA negotiations, highlighting the energy and economic benefits of NAFTA, and urging the administration to retain critical protections for U.S. businesses.

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API: Department of Commerce’s recommendation to implement restrictions on steel and aluminum inconsistent with the Administration’s vision for economic growth

WASHINGTON, February 16, 2018 – API President and CEO Jack Gerard raised serious concerns with the Department of Commerce’s announcement recommending tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S.

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