SC&RA Agrees to Information, Free & Fair Trade

- The SC&RA Board of Directors met in special session Wednesday June 24 to discuss a motion brought forth last week from the Crane & Rigging Governing Group. The order of business was the Association’s direction on the U.S. Department of Commerce Section 232 investigation on whether mobile crane imports into the U.S. threaten national security. A Section 232 investigation authorizes the Department of Commerce to conduct investigations to determine the effects on national security of imports of certain goods. Background information such as the U.S. Department of Commerce press release and Manitowoc Petition are linked here for your review. The Crane & Rigging Governing Group’s motion to remain neutral on the issue was denied by the Board of Directors, however, the Board retained a key element of the original motion and went a step further. The Board unanimously agreed to provide members information regarding the issue and encourage them to comment directly to the U.S. Department of Commerce to ensure their voices are heard. SC&RA will also submit comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce in support of free and fair trade with lack of tariffs. The Federal Register notice provides specific criteria including guidance on how and where to file comments on this issue. Questions can be sent to Joel Dandrea.

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