Tag: Steel Manufacturers Association

SMA President Philip K. Bell on the Outlook for 2024

In his latest piece for Steel Market Update, SMA President Philip K. Bell looks ahead at 2024: “The new year represents an opportunity to capitalize on America’s leadership position in free market principles, steel industry modernization, and global efforts to create a lower carbon future for the steel industry. Steel Manufacturing Association (SMA) members are […]

SMA President Philip K. Bell’s Testimony to U.S. International Trade Commission

SMA President Philip K. Bell last week offered sworn testimony at a hearing of the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington. The hearing was part of the USITC’s fact-finding investigation of emissions associated with steel and aluminum products made in the United States. In the coming months, the commission will ask steelmakers to supply emissions […]

SMA Welcomes New GSCC Executive Director Adina Renee Adler

The Steel Manufacturers Association, a founding member of the Global Steel Climate Council, congratulates GSCC Chairman Greg Murphy of Nucor on the selection of the council’s new executive director, Adina Renee Adler, and welcomes Adina to her new role. Adler most recently was deputy executive director at Silverado Policy Accelerator, a bipartisan organization pursuing solutions […]

SMA Endorses WTO Steel Standards Principles

The SMA Board of Directors voted last month to add the Steel Manufacturers Association to the list of organizations endorsing the Steel Standards Principles developed by the World Trade Organization. The standards were announced on December 1 during the Business and Philanthropy Climate Forum roundtable on the first day of the COP28 UN Climate Change […]

SMA President in Steel Market Update: Single Standard Needed

Writing in Steel Market Update, SMA President Philip K. Bell applauded the Biden administration’s Buy Clean initiatives and urged the federal government to buy steel made with the lowest carbon emissions. Doing so, he said, requires adopting a single standard for measuring carbon emissions in steelmaking that makes no accommodations for older, high-emitting steelmaking technology. […]

SMA Quoted In Fastmarkets Article on Global Arrangement

“It is important to the domestic steel industry that the tariff rate quota (TRQ) system implemented in 2021 remains in place [while] negotiations continue,” Philip Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association, said in a release on Friday October 20. Read the latest on the negotiations in Fastmarkets.

Steel Manufacturers Association Comments on GSA Announcement

WASHINGTON — The Steel Manufacturers Association commented on today’s U.S. General Services Administration announcement of major construction projects tentatively selected for funding under the Inflation Reduction Act. The announcement earmarked $388 million for investment in steel products. SMA President Philip K. Bell stated, “We will be there every step of the way to ensure that […]

SMA President Quoted in Recycling Today Magazine

“Solution focused proposals like [the Foreign Pollution Fee Act of 2023] benefit the American steel industry,” says Philip K. Bell, president of the SMA, in a statement quoted in Recycling Today magazine. “The United States makes the cleanest, lowest emissions steel products in the world. This policy would incentivize high emitting producers to take the […]