On June 22, 2017, FPA President and CEO, Alison Keane, Esq., provided testimony at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s public hearing for the Section 232 investigation on the effect of aluminum imports on U.S. national security.
The Section 232 investigation, initiated under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, seeks to determine what, if any, effects imports of aluminum have on national security. FPA is not aware of any impacts aluminum foil imports for use in the packaging industry has on U.S. national security. FPA supports efforts to protect domestic manufacturing and ensure national security, however, any such efforts must consider the impact and consequences on all U.S. manufacturing industries. Accordingly, the scope of these actions must be limited to addressing the specific objectives. Aluminum foil imports necessary for the packaging industry, and without application for national defense, should be excluded from consideration.