For Immediate Release: August 21, 2007
Contact: Brittany Eck (202) 482-3809
COMMERCE ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NORTH AMERICAN STEEL TRADE COMMITTEE NAFTA STEEL MONITOR
Consolidated North American Steel Trade Data Now Available Online
Washington, D.C. – Today the Department of Commerce announced the launch of the North American Steel Trade Committee’s (NASTC) NAFTA Steel Monitor. This website will allow online public access to consolidated steel trade data from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Monitor is available at www.NASTC.org.
“Today’s launch of the NAFTA Steel Monitor is yet another success in the Department of Commerce’s continued effort to provide information to the public in a timely and transparent manner,” said Assistant Secretary for Import Administration David Spooner. “This website will allow interested parties to more efficiently navigate through the most current statistical data to find information on steel trade into and out of the NAFTA region.”
The NAFTA Steel Monitor is an online tool based on a prototype developed by Department of Commerce officials working closely with NASTC’s government and industry members. This website provides detailed and timely trade statistics relevant to NAFTA partner countries and their steel industries in a user-friendly format based upon current national monitoring programs, such as the United States’ Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis system.
The site contains summaries of intra-NAFTA and external NAFTA steel trade data, as well as notable changes in NAFTA steel import trends. Data is provided at both yearly and monthly levels and will be updated on a monthly basis. The NAFTA Steel Monitor also features several helpful resources, including links to individual country monitors and the NAFTA Guide to Customs Procedures.
The NASTC, for which Commerce serves as the United States chair, is a government-industry collaboration that provides a forum for promoting continued cooperation on policy matters affecting the North American steel market and industry.
For more information, questions or comments regarding the NAFTA Steel Monitor, please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.