Commerce Secretary Ross and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security held a public hearing on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in the ongoing Section 232 investigation into whether aluminum imports are a threat to U.S. national security.

Witness testimony covered several topics including the negative effects of China’s aluminum overcapacity, the coverage and breadth of any remedies imposed as a result of the investigation, including that aluminum imports from Canada and Europe should be exempt.

The deadline for written comments was Friday, June 23, 2017. With the record closed, and, given the urgent nature of the investigation, Secretary Ross is expected to issue his report to President Trump in the near future.