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Statement by Secretary Mnuchin on Section 232 Proclamations

Washington U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today issued the following statement on President Trump signing the Section 232 Proclamations on Steel and Aluminum Imports:

"President Trump has announced a critical decision that reinforces the importance of the aluminum and steel industries with respect to the national security of the United States. These tariffs are a necessary tool to strengthen both our economic and national security. The president has made clear his consideration to grant certain exemptions. Secretary Ross will also lead a process that could result in exemptions on specific products."